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Dog Leash Training

dog leash training

Is Your Dog Pulling
on the Leash?

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If you're looking for a fast and easy way to stop your dog from pulling on his leash, I strongly recommend that you check out Secrets to Dog Training.

Dog leash training is a vital part of obedience training. This is the case whether your dog is being trained for competition or if you simply want a lovable and well-behaved companion.

You should start leash training at a young age, particularly if he is to be shown in competitions. Some dog breeds have a natural tendency to be more boisterous or timid so may require more training than others. This is another reason for starting leash training early.

The Best Age for Dog Leash Training

There are various opinions on the appropriate age for dog leash training. Experts such as dog trainers and veterinarians have differing opinions on the correct age range. Most experts agree that training should begin shortly after a puppy is weaned away from his mother and has been eating sold foods for a while.

An appropriate age would be between six and eight weeks old. You should expect plenty of stops and starts. Puppies are extremely curious and they will tug on the leash. They also have a very short attention span!

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Dog Leash Training – The First Phase

It may surprise you to know that a leash is not used for the initial stage of leash training a dog. Instead, you should take your puppy to safe areas for walks. You should play with him and he should be allowed to explore the surrounding area.  While your puppy is exploring and playing, you should ensure that he stays close to you. Occasionally, you should call your puppy to come to you.

When he comes, he should be rewarded and praised for his good behavior.  During exploratory walks, carry treats so your puppy will follow you.  Your puppy should be rewarded each time for positive behavior.  Due to puppy curiosity, the first phase will probably be a slow process. However, in next to no time, your pup will not need treats in order to follow you.

Introduction of the Leash

A choker collar should not be used right away unless your puppy is particularly boisterous or opposed to leash training.  If your puppy performed well in pre-leash training sessions, it is likely that he will easily adapt to the leash. A lightweight nylon slip collar is suitable as a leash.

Starting Leash Walking

Once your puppy has been introduced to the leash, make sure he feels secure and safe by remaining in familiar surroundings.  A good first step is walking on a leash in your backyard.  When he is at ease with the leash, take him for a quick walk to the park or around your neighborhood.  You can expect this to be a slow process as your puppy will want to investigate all the new and intriguing sounds and smells.

When your puppy is used to the leash, you should incorporate basic commands such as sit, come, stay, and heel. Dog leash training is an essential tool for both you and your puppy. You will both enjoy the freedom and new experiences provided by leash training.

Here are my recommended dog training guides for training your dog to walk on a leash:

Secrets to Dog Training and Dove Cresswell's Puppy Training & Dog Training Online.