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Leash Training Is Best When Young

Aug 17, 2007
If he ever grows into those paws, how many times have you heard this about your puppy, or said it to someone else about theirs? Qualified is a lot of truth to the statement, you can tell a lot about a puppy's adult size by the size of his paws.

Don't wait until he is so large that he takes you for a walk instead of the other way around! It is necessary to establish charge when they are small.

It is imperative to train a dog at least the basics before he gets too large, a dog can start his training as soon as he is weaned. If you cant control him at 2 months and 6 pounds, how can you expect to when he is nine months and 50 pounds, you may end up with your arm out of joint every time you try to walk him.

These are the dogs that usually end up relegated to the back yard on a chain, and become aggressive and mean.

Start training your pup by putting a backing on him, he will scratch and try everything he can to inspire it off. When he has become used to the collar, add the leash, allow him to drag it around for a few minutes at a time until he no longer objects to it.

When you begin walking him on a leash he leave pull against it, this is to be expected. When you can get him to pace on the leash without pulling him along you can start his training.

Leash training should never be longer than 15 minutes at a time, 3 or four times a day.

To begin his training approach on the right portion and attach the leash, get his attention and begin to walk slowly, keep his right shoulder close to your left leg.

If he pulls ahead, give a sharp tug on the lease with the command heel, bringing him back to the shoulder to knee position. When he obeys the understanding properly give him praise.

Don't get frustrated, if he doesn't take course the pioneer time always end the training session with a command you know he will come from. Training your dog also involves training yourself, you need to be consistent with the method of training, changing in the middle will only confuse him.

Having your peevishness join force your outdoor activities is a great deal of fun when your dog remains obediently at your side.

It may be easier to inculcate your puppy to heel without a lead at first, only you will know which method is best for your dog. Puppies love to be with you and will be eager to follow you in most situations.

They will also be easy to lead with the smell of food, so carry treats at all times during training. Keep the puppy on your left side at all times to heel, holding his collar attract his attention with his name.

While walking in a straight line, hold the reward out in front of him, keep your left relief close to the collar, and give the command heel.

Stop, kneel down and give him the understanding to wait, place your left arm under his belly directly in front of the hind legs to keep him from moving forward.

Speeding up you walk and slowing it outcast while you train him will teach him to remain at heel Continue until he has learned the heel and wait commands, pronto you can teach him to turn with you as you walk.

To teach him to turn right, bend your knees and hold the food near his nose, turn right and repeat the command heel, he will be required to speed up to follow you and will follow the smell of the treat with little or no resistance.

Teaching him to turn left is a little different; use your left hand at his collar to guide him to the left use the command steady hold the treat low and in front of his nose, the puppy will follow.

While training, if he looses concentration, put your bummed out hand inside his collar and bring him back to the correct position.

To avoid his jumping up when you stop, hold his collar with your left hand and the treat low in front of him.
About the Author
Garland Choate (GR) is a retired Airline Captain who now publishes articles from the USVI. Find many great articles about dog training at http://www.dogtraining.wahwarriors.com
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