No Stinkin' Leashes Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
If you want to seriously work on her leash training, you should walk your dogs separately. I would also not worry so much about "going for a walk" when you're training leash skills because you probably won't get very far. What I like to do rather than just stand there and wait for the dog to return to me is to walk backwards. As soon as the dog is at my side, we continue forward, but if s/he charges ahead, I either walk backwards again or turn around and walk in the opposite direction, as many times as necessary. I also heavily reinforce (reward with treats, praise enthusiastically), being in the position I want. All of that would be pretty much impossible if I were walking two dogs at once.
There are lots of threads about teaching loose leash walking here on the board, I'll see if I can find you some links later, when I have time to search.
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