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Leash Walking

Posted by Janis Mikelberg, B.A. CPDT-KA on Friday, February 10, 2017, In : Video 

Henry is practicing the first steps of loose leash walking. He's wearing his new Freedom harness which makes it a lot easier on his body when he does pull. There is no pressure on his neck as there would be walking with the leash attached to the collar.

Harnesses do not teach your dog to walk politely but they do make it more comfortable for the dog as they learn to walk without pulling.

As with any skill, reinforcing your dog for what you want is key.

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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.
If my dog chooses to...

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