Will the Dog Walk on a Leash?: Tips for Teaching Your Pup to Be Manageable

One of the most important things to teach your dog when it comes to being a good pet is how to walk on a leash. It’s an essential skill that will save you plenty of time and stress in the long run. You may think this is something they can just figure out on their own, but teaching them early makes life easier for everyone involved. In this blog post we’ll go over some tips and tricks for teaching your pup how to be manageable!

– The first, and most important step to teaching your pup how to walk on a leash is getting the right equipment. You will need an appropriately sized collar for their neck size (never use a choke chain), as well as a dog harness if they have trouble with pulling. Be sure that there are no gaps between any of the connecting pieces so it’s not too loose or tight!

– Start by letting them drag you around while holding onto both ends of the leash in one hand. This should be done inside at first until you’re confident enough about controlling them without running into anything. To start this training exercise, just hold out one end of the leash and let your furry friend drag it anywhere they please – don’t try to pull them in any direction.

– As they drag the leash, make sure you match their pace by moving with them and keeping your hand close to where it was when they first grabbed onto it. Every time you move forward a little bit, reward this behavior by letting go of the other end of the leash for a few seconds so that they have an opportunity to explore without feeling too restricted. This will teach them how free movement feels while walking on a leash!

– Once they get more comfortable with dragging around one end of the lead, step closer and hold out both hands as if about to start doing jumping jacks or something similar – but don’t do any moves yet; just stand there and gaze at the leash as if you’re really excited about it.

– They should let go of one end and step closer to grab onto the other – that’s a positive reinforcement!

Don’t forget:

– When they start pulling on your lead, match their pace by dragging around where it was when they first grabbed onto it; every time you walk forward a little bit, reward this behavior by letting go for a few seconds so that they have an opportunity to explore without feeling too restricted.

– Once they get more comfortable with dragging around just one end of the lead, step closer and hold out both hands as if about to do jumping jacks or something similar but don’t make any moves yet – just stand there and gaze at the leash as if you’re really excited about it.

– When they let go of one end and step closer to grab onto the other – that’s a positive reinforcement! Keep doing this until your dog is comfortable with just grabbing on or letting go when given direction. It might not happen right away, but eventually they’ll catch on.

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