Leashes

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FINGER LEAD

Like a hand lead, this short two-inch loop attached to your dog's tag collar gives you easy access and quick control, especially for problem nipping and jumping.

RETRACTABLE LEASH

This leash is an ideal complement to working toward off-leash control and focus (see chapter 7). Once you accustom your dog to the pull of the retractable lead, it is ideal for reinforcing long-distance STAY and COME commands.

STATION LINE

This six- to ten-foot lead has a clip attached to either end. To use it outside, secure it to a tree or post and work on controlling your dog at a distance or helping him overcome separation anxiety.

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Leads

Training Tools

Teaching your dog good containment skills is the first step in helping him learn to stay. This lesson does not come from correcting hyperactivity, but from rewarding and encouraging calm behavior. Although your dog may have trouble calming down initially, a few repetitions of being secured and praised for civil behavior is all he needs to understand what you want.

STATION LEAD

A two- to three-foot leash attached to the base of a piece of furniture or other immovable object will secure your dog in one area of a room and improve his understanding of the word STAY.

CARGO LEAD

A station lead can also be used to secure your dog in your car's back cargo area. It should provide just enough room for your dog to stand comfortably and lie down, but not enough room for him to climb over the seat.

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