Teach your dog to not pull on the lead
Many dogs are great walking on the lead, but for those who like to pull, a good technique is the ‘About Face’. Hannah from our partners at Cuffe Vets explains:
- Go to the middle of a large open space and start walking with the dog on the lead.
- The moment your enthusiastic friend starts to pull, call the dog’s name and quickly change your direction.
- The idea is to get them thinking about keeping a close eye on you and following your lead, rather than the other way around.
- Once you have changed direction a few times and have their attention, ask them to sit and reward this pawsome behaviour with a yummy treat.
- Then repeat!
- It’s becomes so much fun that the dog may even begin to think that this ‘training’ is actually a game
Put this tip into action and let us know if it helped your dog, owned or borrowed, walk better on the lead.
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