Secrets of Dog Training Dog Leash Training Tips One of the most important things to teach your dog is how to walk on a leash. This is a good way to establish authority over your dog and let him know who is in charge. It is also a good way to bond with him and allow him to see sights other than just your backyard. Another benefit is it provides a great way for both you and your dog to get some exercise. Start Leash Training When Fido Is Just A Puppy The best time for a dog to learn this is when he is still a pup. However, it is never too late. Place a snug (but not TOO tight) collar on your puppy, and then add the leash. Let him walk around dragging the leash and even allow him to eat while wearing it. Pet him while he is wearing the leash. Do this for a few minutes each day and he will eventually not even notice it. Remove The Leash When Leaving Fido Alone Never leave him alone while wearing the leash. It could get caught on something and there could be tragic consequences. Always be close at hand when your dog is wearing his leash. Here We Go When it is time to take him for a walk, be sure that you have a good grasp on the leash. He may bound out the door and take off. If he is a big dog, the leash could be pulled out of your hand and he may be down the street before you know it. Remember that you should maintain control. Never allow your dog to pull you. If he does, stop. Do not take another step until he releases the tension on the leash. He should never walk ahead of you. Work In Progress For awhile, leash training will be a work in progress. It may take some time for your best pal to get the hang of it. Just practice every day for a few minutes so that walking on a leash will become routine. You will both enjoy your walks once the training is out of the way. Take your time, be patient with him, and stay calm. Don't yell at him or drag him mercilessly down the street because he has ticked you off. He wants nothing more than to please you. Ronda Tuckness is an affiliate marketer and big-time dog lover who hopes to eventually make a fulltime income online. Find out more about her and man's best friend at http://www.squidoo.com/i-luvdogs Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Ronda_Tuckness
Secrets of Dog Training
Published on Jul 12, 2010
Remove The Leash When Leaving Fido Alone One of the most important things to teach your dog is how to walk on a leash. This is a good way to...