Whether or not your dog loves going for walks on a leash, it is still important to teach them basic leash training so they can develop proper skills. Ideally, you should be able to put your dog on a leash and know that you can easily walk them around the block without excessive pulling, or take them into the veterinary office without getting tangled in their leash. When your dog knows good leash skills, it keeps both you and your pup safe! If walking your dog on a leash has been causing you problems, Don’s Behavioral Dog Training can help with our proven leash training.
When you walk your dog, there are two main goals you want to accomplish. First, you want to train your dog not to pull on the leash. Secondly, you want to teach them to walk by your side. If your pup happens to be so determined that stopping in your tracks to deter pulling makes him pull even more, or if you can’t go more than a few feet without your dog weaving back and forth or running circles around you, it’s time to get the help of professional leash training. It might be tempting to give up on walks, only allowing your dog to run around in the backyard or trying to get their energy out during playtime. However, daily walks keep your dog’s digestion working properly and efficiently and it will help them sleep better at night. If your dog gets too bored, it might lead to other problems such as barking, chewing and digging.
Don’t let leash problems keep you from giving your dog the exercise he needs. Contact us today to learn more about leash training your dog!