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Teaching your Dog To Walk On a Slack Leash

Basic Dog Training

Slack Leash walking.

Have you ever wondered how in the world people actually get their dogs to walk calmly with them? It can really be a mysterious thing. I’ll be honest with you, it took me the better part of 5 years to figure out how to actually get my own dogs to stop pulling. Nowadays, it’s so much easier for my clients when they take the following two things into account.
First, does your dog know the value of sitting on your left hand side behind the front of your body? This is where you are going to want to start your training. I would even do this before you ever hit the streets of your neighborhood for the first time. You should plan on spending no less that a week before you attempt to go out to your drive way for your very first walk. I’d plan on feeding the vast majority of your dogs food in this position rather than letting them eat out of their food bowl.
Secondly, Does your dog know that the moment that they get one foot step ahead of you that you are going to change directions? When you couple this technique with the first technique, it can be remarkable how much better your dog is going to get at actually following you.
These two techniques can be used to cope with the problems you might face when dealing with issues including other owners walking their dogs, wildlife including squirrels and deer, kids on bicycles and skateboards, and meeting people among other things.
Please, be patient with yourself and your dog as you go through this process. It will take you some time to get really good.
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