Archive for the 'Leash Training ' Category

Collars vs. Harnesses For Walking Your Dog

Collars vs. Harnesses For Walking Your Dog

I have been a dog trainer for over 25 years. I have a lot of experience. I am also a vet tech. I have a love-hate relationship with harnesses. I am not even going to pull punches with this article....

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3 Simple Tips For Teaching Your Dog NOT To Pull On The Leash

3 Simple Tips For Teaching Your Dog NOT To Pull On The Leash

So many dogs these days do not have any leash manners. They pull while on the leash, choking themselves, making the walk miserable! But, there are a few simple tips you can use to teach your dog to NOT pull...

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The Top 5 Ways YOU Are Ruining Your Dog’s Walks

The Top 5 Ways YOU Are Ruining Your Dog’s Walks

First off, let’s understand something right off the bat: your dog needs exercise and he should be walked, but it is critical that YOU enjoy these walks, too! So many people spend time with their dogs as a means to...

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6 Top Tips for a More Enjoyable Walk With Your Dog

6 Top Tips for a More Enjoyable Walk With Your Dog

Walks are so uncomfortable for most people and their dogs. The dog pulls and sputters, chokes and yanks the owner from place to place. It doesn’t work for either partner! The good news is that it only takes a couple...

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5 Tips to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash

5 Tips to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash

Dogs aren’t born knowing how to act and react on leash! Sometimes, young dogs and puppies don’t even want to walk on a leash. But, in order to have a well-trained, well-behaved dog, he or she must learn to walk...

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Best 2 Tips to Avoid Leash Excitement and Reactivity

Best 2 Tips to Avoid Leash Excitement and Reactivity

The majority of today’s dogs have, literally, no leash manners. Forget the “heel” position (the dog walking calmly with his right shoulder parallel to your right leg), most dogs can’t even compose themselves well enough to walk without almost choking...

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How to Accomplish Loose Leash Walking with Your Rambunctious Dog

How to Accomplish Loose Leash Walking with Your Rambunctious Dog

Leash manners and leash training is HARD. It is probably one of the most difficult things that you can do with your dog, however, with just a few minutes a day and some consistency, you can accomplish it just like...

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The Quickest Way to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called

The Quickest Way to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called

It’s Imperative for You to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called And there are many ways that you can do so. But, my favorite way to teach my dog to come when called is by playing “hide and seek”....

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The #1 Tip For Walking an Excited Dog

The #1 Tip For Walking an Excited Dog

We have all had an excited dog at one time or another… After all, I think dogs have “cornered” the happiness and excitement genre of life. That is why we love them. 😉 If I just had an ounce of...

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6 Quick Tips for Better Leash Walking

6 Quick Tips for Better Leash Walking

“Poor leash manners” is one of the biggest complaints that I hear from dog owners. Dogs pull, sputter, choke and overall make long walks detestable and loathsome. And, interesting to note: leash manners actually have to be taught! Dogs don’t...

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