With all of the moving and hustle we had been doing in the past year my husband and I weren't really able ro dedicate the time needed to train our boy Thor.
Now that the fur babies and I are somewhere permanent and I have help I've gone back to basics with Thor. My sister and I take our dogs for a 2-3 mile walk every morning. When we get back from our walks I take Thor back out, I've been working on his aggression towards cats and other dogs being walked. Also sitting when we come to corners and his pulling. Im fairly proud because were making progress. He ignores cats, doesn't pull and immediately stops at corners and I can easily guide him to my side (doesn't sit but, he is a work in progress)
Every morning while were doing this the same man is jogging and feels inclined to give his 2 cents. Apparently I'm letting my dog run all over me by the simple fact that I let him lead on the walks. That the dog needs to be at my left side at all times. Even though there is slack on the leash he is in front of me and that is soooo so so wrong according to this guy who also claims my dog needs intense training for his walking and "aggression" (thor by my side, has the hair on his back standing on end. he never barks or growls at him but does show signs on being uncomfortable)
Any thoughts on this subject? Am I walking Thor wrong? Should this guy keep his mouth shut? And at the risk of sounding ignorant, whats the real reason to walk him at my side?
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