Written By: Sweety
Begin with the right equipment. Choose a comfortable harness and leash to ensure both safety and ease of control during training.
Use positive reinforcement. Reward your dog for walking calmly on a leash. Treats and praise create positive associations with good behavior.
Introduce the leash gradually. Let your dog get accustomed to wearing the leash indoors before venturing outside for walks.
Begin training in a controlled space. A quiet area minimizes distractions, allowing your dog to focus on learning leash manners.
Use consistent commands. Establish clear cues for your dog, such as "heel" or "walk," reinforcing these commands consistently during walks.
Address pulling behavior immediately. Stop walking if your dog pulls and resume only when the leash is loose, reinforcing the importance of a slack leash.
Make walks enjoyable. Incorporate play and exploration during walks, creating positive associations that make your dog look forward to leash time.