Teaching dogs to walk politely next to us is a goal of almost every dog owner. But obtaining that can be challenging and requires good foundation, lots of successive repetitions and patience!
Pulling is not only a learned behavior but for many dogs is self-rewarding. Teaching them that staying by our side is more rewarding is the beginning to changing the mindset of the dog. This issue of Aim to Train With Play provides the second step in teaching our dogs that staying by our side pays really well.
Consistency in our training is key! It does require some extra work on our part, but the end result is wonderful! Envision your dog waking politely by your side as you both happily enjoy your daily strolls!
Click on the video below for the next step in reaching the ultimate goal of loose leash walking!