Walking on a Loose Leash Introduction

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.

Dog Owners Handbook

Dog Owners Handbook

There are over a hundred registered breeds of dogs. Recognizing the type of the dog is basically associated with its breed. A purebred animal belongs to a documented and acknowledged group of unmixed lineage. Before a breed of dog is recognized, it must be proven that mating two adult dogs of the sametype would have passed on their exact characteristics, both appearance and behavior, to their offspring.

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