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Does Your Dog Sit at Street Corners?

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Leash Walking 

I live in a place where we see snow, slush, ice, mud and rain. Many people like to teach their dog to sit and wait at street corners. I don't. 

I do teach my dog to stop when I stop. No sit required. I expect him to remain in balance until I've said "okay". The leash is slack and he is exhibiting self control, body balanced on 4 legs (not pulling). I will often let a few cars go by so my dog can practice waiting politely for the verbal release to continue forward.
 
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Why Isn't My Dog Tired After A Walk?

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Leash Walking 

All dogs should be able to get out and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells available on a walk. Think of it as a smorgasbord of stimuli. It's awesome! It provides mental enrichment as your dog experiences his surroundings. Who was here? Who is coming?
One thing it does not provide is a  physically tiring outlet.

How many of you return from a walk, thinking your dog is pooped and will simply find a cosy spot and go to sleep? Only  to find he is running around looking for a toy, a game of fetch ...
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