One thing that you must know about dog training is that there aren’t any simple and fast methods to receive the results. It is the case for dog leash training too. Most of the dogs don’t like the leash at the very beginning. After awhile they will get used to it, as if they don’t have any other option.
The best moment for dog leash training is when your dog is just a puppy. Actually any training will be done better as long as you train a puppy. Puppies learn faster, and what they learn now is learned for their entire life.
The hardest step on dog leash training can be teaching your dog not to pull on a leash. This can be a real challenge, but you surely can manage. Your dog is a fast animal and besides this he is very curious too. When you take him outside for walks he might pull you with the leash to satisfy his curiosity, but things don’t have to happen like this. You must be the handler and you need to take the dog wherever you want him to go. Does it sound fair enough? Of course it does. Don’t tell me that you are worried that you can’t do it! You surely can. Just follow me further more.
You must know that there are several methods that can help you. If the first one or two doesn’t work, don’t worry! Not all the methods work for all the dogs. You just need to find the appropriate method for yours.
You must work at the dog leash training every day until you receive your dog’s feed-back. That’s why consider every single walk as a training session. Your dog will follow you and if he sees that during some walks you don’t follow the rules that you established other times, he will understand that it is possible to break the rules. Once your dog gets this habit it will be very hard to take him to the right way again. So please be persistent in your expectations towards dog leash training.
Remember: any dog training requires rewards. Don’t forget them this time. Voice rewards are extremely important, but you know, when we talk about rewards dogs are just like us. They prefer something tangible and concrete. That’s why this time you should reward your dog with some treats that they don’t get usually so that their pleasance may be very high. The best treats are soft treats, so that your dog can eat them fast and continue with the training.
One very important aspect about leash training is that you can’t expect from your dog to control himself just while walking. He must start with the self control before stepping out off the door. If your dog will jump around, bark and whines while you are getting ready for the walk stop every single action that you are doing, ask him to calm down and continue with the preparation only if he is obedient. This way he will understand that he will have to obey your rules in the house and outside the house too.