Silky Leash

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Dogs naturally resist tension on the leash. However, there will be times when you have to pull them in one direction or another. For instance, you’ll need to pull them away from a pile of chicken bones, oncoming traffic, a snarling dog, or many other difficult situations where training cues fail. Let’s tackle this so that your dog learns to happily anticipate you putting tension on their leash.

Remember that the leash is the equivalent of a seat belt in a car. The seat belt does not steer the car. Instead, it simply prevents you from becoming a projectile in the event of an accident. In this same way, the leash prevents your dog from getting loose and running into danger. Do NOT use the leash to communicate with your dog by using pops and corrections, or by dragging them around. 

Click the checkmark on the left to move onto the next step when you’ve been successful.

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Check out our Live Training replay video from July 29, 2020: