Dog Obedience Training: Introducing Your Dog to a Lead or Leash
For dogs with issues on the walk, the training lead can be a great tool for correcting misbehaviors
Exercise your dog before leash-training activities: As the saying goes, . Getting all the excitement and wiggles out before starting the training session will help your dog stay more focused on the task at hand, and that leads to a better training session, which in turn leads to your dog more solidly (and more quickly) grasping the concept of loose leash walking.
When your dog pulls, the Gentle Leader gently moves his head and body back towards you. This effectively refocuses his attention back to you and off the distraction. Unlike a muzzle, the nose loop gently moves your dog's head when he pulls, while still allowing him to pant and bark. The collar sits high on your dog's neck without putting pressure on the throat.
The Gentle Leader is perfect for keeping your dog under control for everything from daily walks to vet visits. And you can easily train your dog to heel using the Gentle Leader plus your preferred training method. Once your dog has learned to let you lead walks, you may only need to use the Gentle Leader occasionally.
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Most dogs learn very quickly that they must sit while the leash is being attached to the collar. They usually tremble with excitement, ready to explode into a frenzy as soon as this phase is accomplished. If your dog bolts toward the door, dragging you behind, then the situation is still out of control. Simply hold onto the leash, stand still and let your dog dance, ricochet and bounce around at the end of the leash. It may take 5 minutes or more, but she will soon realize that you are not going anywhere and will begin to calm down. When this happens, praise her for being good. After another minute or so, take your first step, but NOT towards the door. Instead, walk your dog around your house, garage or yard to give her a chance to practice her 'not-pulling' skills. Every time she pulls, lunges or strains on the leash, simply stand still again. When she calms down, talk to her, praise her calmly and quietly. Try to keep her attention on yourself instead of the door that leads to outside. When you feel that your dog is in control and she is walking nicely without pulling in your house or yard, then it is time to proceed to the great outdoors.Just a really neat device. It's a major part of Rick and Ronnie's Silent Command System. It's a key part to it. If you are using that system to train your dog, I highly recommend that you get a Wonder Lead.This is the Delmar Smith Wonder Lead. It's the best money you are ever going to spend for training a dog. It's made out of what's called piggin' string, which is a cowboy thing. It's a real stiff rope. It's used to teach a dog mainly to heel. The idea behind it is that you've got this rubber stopper, and that when the dog is where he's supposed to be it's going to loosen up on him.One of the most common questions I'm asked as a dog trainer is "how do I control my dog when they're off leash?" Well, if you're ASKING the question you should know that the answer is obvious - you can't! At least you won't be able to until you've done a lot more work with your dog. But you should also know that it's perfectly NORMAL to have a dog that wants to run to the state line as soon as they've been let off their leash. The "perfectly attentive" dog, a dog who automatically stares intently at their master wondering what to do next and always comes when called (without any incentive except their master's love), represents a very SMALL percentage of all the dogs in the world. Your dog CAN become reliable off-lead, through the proper training. Step number one, however, is buying and USING a very, very, very long training lead.