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March 25, 2016

[VIDEO] (Im)Perfect Leash Training

I can’t quite prove it yet, but I’m nearly certain Cerberus – the infamous three-headed hound who guardsĀ Hades – is down to two heads. What else but that could explain how Penny got here? Training such a beast to walk on a loose leash hasn’t been easy, but it has
I can’t quite prove it yet, but I’m nearly certain Cerberus – the infamous three-headed hound who guardsĀ Hades – is down to two heads.What else but that could explain how Penny got here? Training such a beast to walk on a loose leash hasn’t been easy, but it has taught me a lot about how we should cater our training methods to each individual pup.With that in mind, here’s how I’ve not-so-perfectly trained/train/will train Penny to walk on a loose leash:https://youtu.be/rB-PMGhcyIc

Comments for [VIDEO] (Im)Perfect Leash Training

  1. Connie Taylor says:

    You really have a lot of great ideas! Our Bentley walks like a “good girl” by herself, but when Riley comes, its like she must protect him from all those horrible squirrels that have invaded earth! She’ll be two this year and I hope she’ll slow down some.

  2. Emmadog says:

    Yeah, Bailie and loose leash is a constant work in progress. Just when we think she is starting to figure it out, she goes back to the sled dog technique. One day maybe she too will slow down.

  3. Love the highly descriptive term…high octane Penny. So very descriptive!

  4. Congrats, you and your pups are pawsome! we laughed as we saw you on the stairs… Mark once did the stairs of a howltel faster than the firefighters on their pole… seems he should invest some trainin-time before the next “stair-case” happens. Happy Easter to you!!!

  5. dashlilly says:

    great post. I am still working on this with my two oldies!!! And They are still working on me!

  6. Kismet says:

    You have to protect us birds.

  7. Ellen Quilty says:

    I resorted to a device called a Snoot Loop to prevent pulling towards squirrels and to prevent excess sniffing along the way.Ridgebacks are sight and scent hounds after all.It is similar to a Gentle Leader but slightly different and worked instantly.I don’t use it much anymore because I don’t need to but I keep it with me on walks and can always pop it on if necessary.It also worked instantly on Nikki’s 107lb brother who had become impossible to walk on a leash because of his utter disregard for the human on the other end.He was either going to hurt his mother or himself even while wearing a prong collar which is something I would never use.The other trick I used when Nikki was young was to exhaust her before taking her on a leash walk so she didn’t develop bad habits(hopefully)This worked for me,plus Nikki is now almost five and not a crazy pup anymore.As you say you sometimes need to think outside the box and every box is different as is every dog.Good luck with Penny.She is so lucky to have such a good,thoughtful dad who will help her be the best dog anyone could have.

  8. Mom makes a lot of those about-face turns with me – for practice. I learned loose leash walking at obedience school.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  9. Sammie struggles with loose-leash walking. We really need to work with her more diligently on it. She’s just so strong!

  10. These are fabulous tips! I do stop like you do but I neglect to make Dakota focus on me. I am going to try that. Hope you all are having a wonderful Easter!

  11. Glad it’s not just me that has to work and work at this. Jack is a perfect walker – totally gets it. Maggie, who I don’t think was ever walked on a leash until we adopted her is like Penny, even though she is far from puppyhood. I struggle with making her behave – one because she’s so fearful and two, because she’s sick…so I tend to be very lax and that just makes it worse. I’m my own worst enemy around this…

  12. Thanks for the video, can I send preacher over, she needs some learning.

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