Owning a dog that pulls on the lead can make your daily walk not as pleasurable as it can be! There’s nothing relaxing about being dragged down the road by an over excited dog.
Training your dog or puppy to walk nicely on the lead takes time and patience.
Walking to heel is usually one of the hardest things to train – while being one of the most frustrating behaviours an owner has to deal with. There are many techniques you can use to help train your dog or puppy to walk nicely on the lead.
One of them is using the correct equipment. A head halti or anti-pull harness, available at various pet shops or online will help you gain control of your dog while teaching him/her to walk by your side.
Another technique used is stopping the walk the minute your dog pulls – this teaches your dog that if he/she pulls forward, you stop – thereby sending the message to your dog that you will not move forward if he/she is pulling on the lead.
To follow up or make an appointment or find out more information about Ringwood Dogs, Ashley Heath on the Dorset and Hampshire border, please contact Isabelle Adams-Papé by clicking on the Contact Me tab.
I look forward to meeting you and working with your dogs.
Happy dog training.