Posted by: Jessica | January 14, 2010

Loose Leash Walking

Reed has been my first dog that is not a super strong puller. In fact, he tends to lag behind, and I end up pulling him along! He loves to sniff so much that sometimes it’s hard to get him to come along. However, every now and then he’ll see something ahead and start pulling. For the most part though, Reed is a great little walker. He trots by my side very well and responds well to verbal praise for good walking.

When he does pull, I immediately walk backwards, bringing him back to me. It usually only takes a few times practicing this before he’s ready to pay attention again.

We’ve been going on walks around our apartment complex, next step is to start practicing in harder areas. Hopefully sometime this week we’ll have a chance to go to PetSmart and practice!

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