Does Your Dog Take You For A Walk?
In theory, the walk is a time for exercise, bonding, and fun. In reality the walk often is a battle and both parties return home frustrated and angry. Or at least one does. Because your dog is difficult to walk, you do not take him often. So the problems that were encountered before are even worse the next time he pulls you through the front door.
Why Do Dogs Pull On The Leash?
- Energy to Burn
Tips To Stop Dogs From Pulling On The Leash
With the world outside being full of new smells and experiences, dogs are excited when they go out for a walk. They want to catch up on the latest news, and the shrub-blog on the corner is the dog's source for the latest neighborhood happenings. In their enthusiasm to get there, they go too fast and yank you along with them.
When he treats you so disrespectfully, pulling on the leash, growling at other dogs, embarrassing you left and right, it is not hard to understand why you get upset. Who wouldn't?
You can turn it around. To get your dog walking politely, try to:
- Utilize training tools, such as gentle leader head collars or a prong collar, to get more control over your dog.
- Walk him on a daily basis so walks are no longer unique experiences.
- Start the walk with a jog to burn energy (and calories) quickly.
- Walk in familiar areas because a dog can become bored with the same scenery, which can lead to a good opportunity to reward the slowed down pace.
Train your dog to know obedience commands like "Sit," "Stay," "Heel," and "Watch Me" (focus). Working with him on a consistent basis will help him to see you as his leader and will instill the behaviors that you want on the walk.
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