Teaching your dog to walk on a loose leash without pulling means that you can give your dog (and you!) enough exercise, socialize him to the outside world, and spend quality time with him—all very important to making friends with your dog. We're not talking here about the stylized, precise heeling that you see in a show ring. We want your dog to stay on one side of you within a four-foot circle without pulling. You can use a "heel" command, if that is what you are comfortable with, or you can use "walk." Actually, you shouldn't have to use any command; your dog should automatically not pull.
There are collars that can help teach your dog not to pull on leash. Please see the section on "Collars" previously in this chapter for more information on that.
This can take a while to teach, so be patient, persistent, and positive.
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Fundamentals of Dog and Puppy Training. Although dogs shouldn't be attributed with having human characteristics, they are intelligent enough to be able to understand the concept of, and execute, certain actions that their owners require of them - if these actions are asked in a way that dogs find rewarding.