This week we are talking about a topic that I get a TON of requests for. It is hands down, the most requested behavior of all time from pet clients, and it is a topic of much debate on dog training circles. I am talking, of course, about the holy grail of dog training: Loose Leash Walking.
This episode is the first part in a series because there is just SO much I could say about loose leash walking. Believe it or not, I have opinions!
In this episode, we discuss:
- What is Loose Leash Walking and what makes it different from “heeling”? (In my opinion.)
- What makes training Loose Leash Walking so dang hard!
- What should we keep in mind when selecting equipment?
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AWESOME OBEDIENCE: A POSITIVE TRAINING PLAN FOR COMPETITION SUCCESS
Hannah built a new training program from the ground up. The results were awesome. Her dogs have competed successfully at the national level, earning High-in-Trial awards and advanced titles through several organizations. These strategies have transformed training for hundreds of teams, who also believe in the power of positive reinforcement and good training practices. In Awesome Obedience, Hannah lays out all the components to build the behaviors needed to go as far in obedience training as you want. You’ll learn:
How to create a happy, reliable partner using motivational games
Where to put your efforts (hint: not in Fronts and Finishes)
How the mechanics of exercises affect training
How to fine-tune your dog’s arousal level for maximum performance
How to train your dog to ignore ring distractions (like that judge following you around)
How to train the critical, unscored transition portion of your performance between exercises
Most of all, how to have a blast with your dog while you train