This week we continue our conversation about that mystical dog training unicorn: Loose Leash Walking.
Loose Leash Walking is so hard because it really is the ultimate conflict between human behavior and dog behavior.
For it to work, and that leash to actually STAY loose, both members of the team have to be on board. Which means there is a significant amount of training involved on both sides.
In this episode we discuss:
- The most important factors in teaching loose leash walking.
- Elements and principles behind my favorite techniques.
- Critical dog and human skills for good loose leash walking.
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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