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Old 12-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
jae
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Default Frequent collar taps for walks

I got this idea from an old thread, since which the video has been removed, link is below.
When on walks, I will frequently give the dog a short, easy tap with the lead when he is nearing the end of the line or to get him back on track, he will turn his head towards me, I praise, and he will lay off the end for a bit. It does require a deal of management, but it seems to keep him off the end of the lead and his pulling is pretty much zero. Sometimes I couple the tap with his name.
I also do this when I want to keep him in heel position, I use a much more frequent and quicker tap.
We use a slip or a prong collar, depending on his mood, but usually with a prong he will self correct, and a slip does require me to use the tappy method.
My questions: is this good or bad to manage your dog, if it seems like nagging the dog? and does anyone else use this method?

Constant collar corrections while heeling?

Last edited by jae; 12-26-2012 at 10:22 AM.
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