These essential tips will have both you and your dog enjoying walks in no time.
One of the biggest challenges pet parents face is teaching their dogs to walk nicely on leash. Dogs don’t come to us knowing that we don’t like to run on our daily walks, nor do we like to be pulled around the neighborhood. It’s up to us to teach them how to walk politely. It’s well worth the investment of time to do this properly. Here are three tips to get you started on training loose-leash walking.
1. Make a connection
If we had just met and you wanted to take a walk with me, how comfortable would we be together at first? We most likely would be a bit guarded with one another until we knew each other better. The same is true for a relationship between a dog and their human.