|For Shelters &
|Labels & Language|
|How Dogs Learn|
|The Name Game|
|Sit & Sit Stay|
|For Dog Owners|
Be aware of your own body. While walking, you should be facing ahead, with your shoulders forward and glancing out of the corner of your eye to watch the dog. Do not turn to look at the dog as this will force the dog to lag behind you.
If you walk too slowly, your dog will lose interest and begin to move left or right. Initially, keep your pace brisk, so your dog is engaged and keeping pace.
If the dog is out of place, use a “sit” to help them regain the correct position next to you. Once your dog has regained the correct position, face forward and walk briskly in a straight line for a short distance. Stop and ask your dog to “sit” again.
Looking for tips on Loose Leash Walking? Check out this instructional video from our Training Center: