How to Leash Train a Dog
As much as buying a dog may be important to you, its training is also very significant for the dog as well as your wellbeing. The behavior of a dog, its way of interacting, reactions, and ethics do for some part depend on the breed that you are buying but the training and upbringing of the dog also partially decides how ethical and loyal the dog is.
One significant factor of a dog’s training is training the dog to go on a walk with you while wearing a rolled leather dog leash and a leather harness. There are many varieties of dog train leashes available online and in stores according to your liking and style and you dog’s comfort, just like there are many varieties in dog collars like leather dog collar, rolled dog collar, bedazzled dog collars and custom personalized dog collars. You name it and they have it!
Following are some helpful tips that you can use for dog leash training:
- Teach them not to pull on the leash:
Dogs with their aggressive, antsy, vigilant, and energetic temperament would often want to walk faster or carry out their exercise freely. This can cause a pull on the leash, which can choke a dog’s neck or make them impatient. To solve this problem, you need to make the communication between you and your dog more strong and effective. You can say words like ‘loose-leash walking’ to your dog in the appropriate tone so that the dog understands what they are supposed to do during their afternoon strolls. This can be one of the hardest things to train your dog about.
- Pick the right leash and harness:
It is very important to always prioritize the comfort of your dog for their daily exercise rather than your tastes. Make sure you buy the best quality leather harness and rolled leather leash, which has a good length of leash that can be pulled and let loose whenever needed. If the leash is not comfortable, the dog might feel uneasiness and be reluctant to walk let alone train. Also the collar you buy should be appropriate and should make it easy to attach it with the leash.
Patience is one accessory you will need throughout the whole training process. Leash Training a dog can be the most difficult part of the overall training, and mostly takes more time comparatively, this is why being patient, calm and hopeful would lead to inevitable results.
- Make the training fun:
Creating a psychological impression of the leash as a toy with which a dog can have fun with would make a dog vigilant rather than reluctant to wear a dog train leash. This way the training can be paced up and aggression during this training can be avoided because the dog would associate the training with playtime and the leash with a toy.
- Control on leash:
Your control on the length of the leash should be just enough that you do not allow your dog to be at a faster pace, keep your grip tighter and the length shorter so that the dog does not feel encouraged to walk away and pull at the leash. This way if the leash is looser or the length is bigger at any time, the dog would habitually not feel the need to run faster or towards another direction.