Building Leash Skills

Using a long-line

One of the most important things to train our dogs to do is to build good leash skills.  Many people make a great mistake in this by over-correcting a dog that is right next to us.  This creates a conflict for the dog.  If he’s next to us and being yanked, he will not want to be next to us.  The corrections therefor cannot come when the dog is too close to us.  So, how do we fix that?  By using a long line.  I’ve loved using the long line to build leash skills for a long, long time.  In this lesson I demonstrate my technique on a shelter dog.  This was filmed during one of my Bound Angels University programs where we train shelter employees and volunteers how to handle and better understand shelter dogs.

Corrections should come AFTER the dog has received a reward!

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