Is your shoulder sore or weak from your dog pulling you and yanking down the street?
Me, me, me, I hear you cry! Millions of people can’t enjoy their walk with their dog ,because their are pulling on the leash.
Why not train your dog to walk without pulling on your site so you can enjoy your walk with no hassle!
What do you think? Its not complicated at all! It may take a little time, but it would be worth mastering. Expert Dog Trainer, Doggy Dan, demonstrates in his video, it can be a 5 minute turnaround . CLICK HERE > Video
Let me first tell you first some of the key mistakes that people a make when walking their dog.
As I mentioned before there are a lot of tricks how to walk your dog on the leash correctly , that he walks beside you. If you have a determined dog, (and they maybe both big and small size) you need to know all of them to you master the walk.
But generally , the tips I am giving you now will really help… So lets get started and get into the training.
To keep your dog calm is the most important thing to remember . If your dog is like a raging bull when you go out of the gate, like the one in the video ,it is going to be much harder to get them to walk nicely without pulling on the leash .
Calm them down! But how ? I hear you cry…
Alright, alright, I will tell you…
1. Calming your dog down.
Think about how you leave the house. You bring the leash and BANG! Your beautiful dog becomes a rocket. He jumps up, tail wagging, runs around and demands to put the leash on . Now …if you put the leash on your dog he gets even more excited!
Simple why? The lead you give him as a reward is what makes him excited. And his behavior gets more and more extreme. He becomes more excited .
Same thing happens as your dog drags you towards the door, barging his way along first and pulls you down the path. This makes your dog even more excited. He will be bursting when you get on the path!
Take your time next time you go for a walk with your dog . Take the leash and wait until the dog to calms down. Right. do what you were doing , continue and ignore your dog. If he does not calm down put the leash away .
It can take a little while, or maybe a long period, but your dog calms down after a few attempts. When he is calm , try again and repeat until he is totally relaxed when you take the leash.
Repeate this process until you are ready to start your walk. Wait calmly with your dog on the leash until he calms down before continuing or take the leash off and wait a few minutes.
Take some time to get this right now or you are going to be dragged around for ever. This issue is not “self correceting”.
Step two is an easy exercise you have to turn around when the dog pulls .
2. Change direction
Before you start , look which way the dog is heading. If he wants to go right, you turn left. Step to the left and repeat this until he is taking notice what you are doing.
Or simply change direction when your dog starts to pull, go another way.
Do this early, don’t wait untill the dog is miles in front. Your dog ends up behind you by doing this exercise . It can take some time but your dog is going to learn it.
3. Chose the right device
There are different devices available to help you to gett your dog to heel,take a look . In the video you see Doggy Dan using a special harness , the attachment is under the dogs chin. It is different to a normal harness which has the attachment on the back and the dog ends up pulling .
4. The pack leader leads…remember this
The pack leader leads the walk from the front He will fight for being at the front, if you are not the pack leader In your dogs eyes. Its as simple as that. Not possible to cheat a dog, especially the strong minded ones! To become the pack leader has to be learned, and is the basis of Doggy Dan’s world-famous training method.
The 5 Golden Rules,he developed, when followed every day, will help you to become the pack leader in gentle way. On his video website The Online Dog Trainer , he shows this before any training begins, first establish yourself as the leader and use the 5 rules – this is really important in solving problems on dog behavior .
5. Some extra tips
Earlier, I mentioned there are some other tips and tricks like knowing how and when pull the leash a little without going over the top. When and where to give some freedom to the dog go sniff and pee needs some understanding(usually that’s the why we are going for a dog walk isn’t it!)
Look at Doggy Dan’s website The Online Dog Trainer,if you need to master the walk,he has over 250 videos. It is the best dog training site ever. Currently there are 7 great videos showing how to walk your dog, without him pulling on the leash and how to deal with all the issues and questions you have. There is even a 30 minute audio in the site – which you can listen on your walk!
Walking the dog everybody wants to enjoy, don’t wait any longer!
Remember when the pulling stops your dog will be glad as well , and he will walk calmly beside you!