Dog Walking Guide: 7 Steps to Leash Training

Choose the Right Leash 

Select a suitable leash for your dog's size and strength. Opt for a comfortable and durable option to ensure a secure walk.

Properly Fit the Collar or Harness 

Ensure the collar or harness fits snugly but not too tight. Your dog should be comfortable and safe during walks. 

Start Indoors 

Begin training indoors where your dog is comfortable. Attach the leash and let your dog get used to wearing it. 

Use Positive Reinforcement 

Reward your dog with treats and praise for walking nicely on the leash. Encourage good behavior with positivity. 

Practice in a Controlled Environment 

Take your dog to a quiet, familiar location for practice walks. Gradually introduce distractions as your dog becomes more confident. 

Correcting Undesirable Behavior 

Learn how to address pulling, barking, or other undesirable behaviors during walks. Use gentle corrections and consistent training. 

Gradual Progress 

Celebrate your dog's progress, but remember that leash training takes time. Gradually increase the duration and complexity of walks. 

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