LEASH TRAINING YOUR DOG
Is leash training important
▶ You may be surprised to learn that leash training is not that important.
▶ There are many many dogs out there that are extremely highly trained, yet do not work on a leash.
▶ Herding dogs, cattle dogs, hunting dogs, etc.
▶ The difference is that these dogs still have a FOUNDATION of training, that has been taught to them.
▶ This training was done generally by an experienced trainer, often using the dogs natural instincts.
▶ For the rest of us, you will probably need a leash!
▶ Dog training is not complex, just be patient!
How to start leash training a resistant dog
▶ Start by placing a string, rope or line on their collar, and let them trail it around the house.
▶ Once they are comfortable with that, add a lightweight leash, and let them trail that around.
▶ Then try and pick up and carry the leash.
▶ If they walk with you, then you are on your way.
▶ If they resist, drop the leash and walk away.
▶ Give them a day or so, and try again.
▶ Try not to add any emphasis to the leash.
▶ Generally they will eventually become used to it.
▶ There are always exceptions to every problem, and leash training is no different.
▶ Generally its a matter of trial and error.
▶ Evaluate your actions and results, and adapt your approach.