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Old 01-08-2014, 07:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How long should a training lead be ??? Forgerman shepard pip of 8 months who pulls

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Old 01-08-2014, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It depends on the training that you are doing.
A heel command only requires 4ft lead.
Down-Stay command requires a 20 -30ft lead.
Recall command 20-30ft.
You can also progress as you train: start using a 20-30ft lead and as the dog becomes more obedient, trim down to a 10ft lead, and then a 4ft, etc.
The idea is to make sure you have control of the dog during the training. You want to make sure you can make the appropriate corrections/adjustments in a timely manner, rather than chasing the dog around.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you dog pulls, it's not the leash but the collar/harness that will help. I know that prior to starting up dog classes I find the Gentle Leader harness. It's not a regular harness.

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