How to train a dog to walk on a loose leash?
MaggieRoseLee!!! Where is your training a dog to walk a on leash u-tube???
All the dogs down in my signiture have been taught to walk on a loose lead without an e-collar or a prong collar. The best ways are to start when they are babies, 3-4 months old, but the methods work on any dog of any age. Then you can use treats to get them in position, praise when they are in position, or you can simply not go unless they are beside you and not pulling, or you can turn abruptly and go in the opposite direction, or you can use a combination of all of those methods.
I think MRLs video shows her working with the dogs without a lead, teaching them to walk next to her. Unless I am mixing them up.
I keep training sessions short. If I have a higher energy dog, I will train after I do a lot of play, running on his part, and less exertion on my part to release the energy. I train a loose lead and I train heeling. Loose lead means the dog can sniff and be a dog, but must keep the lead loose, heeling means the dog has to be at my side and sit when I stop. I will walk a dog on a loose lead, but we heel across streets.
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