How to leash train a dog?

April 13, 2012

There are many great advantages that come with adopting a new pet dog into your family. Dogs are a man’s best friend and for very good reason. Not only are they incredibly loving creatures, they are a wonderful companion that will always be there for you when you need them. In addition, dogs are animals that could possibly save your life or a member of your families life. Basically a dog is similar to a human friend that is very loyal getting a dog however, you have the option of training them so that they will be very obedient as well as friendly. There are a few different choices that one can opt to do in order to train their dog. One of these options is to leash train your dog.

Many people have asked how they should leash train a dog. The following will go over a few helpful tips in order to properly leash train your dog. The first thing you want to do in order to leash train your dog is to first put the leash on your dog while they are eating. This allows the dog to associate the leash with something pleasant like food. Do this everytime your dog eats for the next few days so that your dog will actually begin to get used to having a collar put on. After these few days, after the dog has finished eating, walk around with him with the leash in hand for a about five minutes or so. Keep doing this process and each time you do add some time to walking your dog around with a leash.

When you have done this for a week or so allow your dog to go outside with the leash on. Let your dog walk around with the leash dragging while occasionally picking it up and walking with it in hand. When showing the leash to your dog, offer a treat so it further instills in their mind that the leash is good. When walking your dog with the leash, hold the leash in your right hand while coaxing the dog to walk on your left side. Say “Let’s Go!” an if the dog pulls forward, gently turn clockwise so that the dog will have to stay by your side. Repeat this process and remember to give plenty of praise when your dog doing a good job. Eventually the dog will be trained how to walk on a leash.

Dogs are considered to be one of the best pets anyone could possibly have. It is a great advantage when one can leash walk there dog and have them be right by your side when doing so. There are different ways to leash train your dog but the above is one of the best ways to leash train a dog.

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