Walking your dog can be quite the experience when he isn’t trained properly to follow on a leash.
They may start pulling, barking at other dogs or sniff around on anything they come across.
But the good thing is that even though your dog may not be a natural when it comes to walking on a leash, you can still train him to become better.
Here are some tips:
For beginner training start with a standard leash that’s about six feet in length. It’s more effective to train your dog on a leash that allows for a limited range.
Putting on a collar, harness, or leash can be stressful for your dog when you are doing it for the first time. Make sure to make it as pleasant as possible with keeping a calm manner and not raising your voice. Make also sure you reward your pup with treats and pats while you put the equipment on it.
At first you can try walking your dog around the house with the gear on. Always try your best to make it fun and pleasant thing. That way you will build love and trust with your dog.
After that it’s time to teach your dog how to stop pulling.
Dogs pull for a whole bunch of reasons. They may just be excited, curious, or scared. When your dog starts pulling, firmly stand your ground, and will them back until they stop. That way they will know they can’t direct you where to go.
If your dog barks at other animals while you’re on a walk, the best way to deal with this behavior is to avert and redirect your pup’s attention. You can try and attempt to avert their attention towards you with treats.
No matter what happens always make sure to stay calm while you’re on walks with your dog, because only that way he’ll feel safe with you and he’ll be a lot calmer too.