Thursday, July 06, 2006

Training a dog to not pull on leash

Dog Behavior Problem

Training a dog to not pull on leash is important for your safety and the safety of your dog.

My little dog Smash is very feisty and very strong. When he pulls on the leash, you know it.

Even a small dog can make a strong pull if he gets running go at it. A dogs pull can be enough to strain your back or worse yet cause you to slip and fall.

I like to walk my dog Smash in the woods behind our house and down tot the creek. Before I trained him to not pull on the leash, I had to be very careful where I walked. It would have been easy for him to pull me into the creek along the muddy bank.

If you have a dog who pulls on the sidewalk, you could easily be pulled into traffic or in others ways get in a position to injure yourself or your dog.

Training a dog to not pull on leash is one of the first steps to dog obedience training and correcting bad dog behavior.

Clear consistent training and leash practice using sound principles are need to safely learn to train your dog to walk on a leash.

SitStayFetch has some great methods for training you and your dog how to walk on a leash. They teach how to establish the correct relationship between you and your dog to make training easy and natural.

So far, it is working great with Smash. He only pulls on the leash now when he has to go potty really bad!

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