Training Your Dog To Walk on a Leash

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It is important that taking walks with your dog be a pleasant situation for both you and your dog. We have all seen dog walkers out with their dog on a leash, and the dog is constantly pulling and running back and forth from side to side, angering the dog owner.

A dog should not pull on the leash. It is best to start training your dog how to walk on a leash when he is a puppy. It is not too early to begin leash training at 10 to 12 weeks of age. You should gradually introduce the collar and leash to the puppy.

Take the dog out to your yard and put the collar on the puppy, being sure that it is not too tight. You should be able to slip two fingers comfortably between the collar and the dog's neck. Next, attach a lightweight leash to the collar and just let the dog drag the leash around behind him. This gets him accustomed to the feeling of being attached to something.

Do this simple exercise for several days, and once the dog is used to the collar and the leash being attached, you can start taking him out of the yard for short walks around the neighborhood.

5 Responses to "Training Your Dog To Walk on a Leash"

leechon said :
March 12, 2009 at 9:16 PM
=.='' LOL..nice but i dun have dog^^
March 12, 2009 at 9:40 PM
Great post. I get tired of people telling me that:
A) their puppy is too young to learn things
B) they don't understand why their dog is so poorly behaved on a leash ... can't they just put it on and go?

DogsDeserveFreedom
Dree said :
March 12, 2009 at 11:28 PM
yup...never let your dog drag you coz he needs to know that you are the boss. Dogs have a pack mentality. If u let them think that they are the boss, they'll walk all over u.

Great post Jacob.
Jacob said :
March 13, 2009 at 8:30 AM
@leechon
hahaa, get yourself a dog =)

@DogsDeserveFreedom, Dree
Ya, hope this post helps. Thanks.
November 19, 2009 at 3:30 PM
Its ok to used leash to your dog just be sure that leash is not too tight to him,also your dog must feel that you are the boss.



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