Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Loose Leash Walking. Part 9. Pulling Begets Pulling. Or Letting Your Dog Know When You Are Changing Direction

In Part 8, we talked about letting the dog decide where to go. Of course this isn't always feasible.


Sometimes we need to decide. But when we do need to decide where to go, we don't always have to tug on the leash to get our dogs to come with us. If we tell them where we are going, many will happily change direction for us.  This works best if we practice this indoors in a boring environment first (proofing)


See more details in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdlpthKSQJs




Also, some people like to change direction in order to teach loose leash walking.  If you choose to use this method, I recommend doing it on a loose leash (don't yank the dog around) and try to do it only if it doesn't cause frustration and confusion for the dog.


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