Loose lead walking is something all dog owners dream of. Unfortunately, it isn’t always the easiest thing to obtain. Some people will have you believe that it is a quick fix and all you have to do is this one simple trick. The truth is, there is no quick fix, but there are steps you can take to get your pup walking like a dream in the shortest possible time frame.
Throughout this blog, we will give you all the advice and tips you need to start your journey towards loose lead walking. Join us to find out the best way to stop a dog from pulling.
A good lead can make a real difference
The world of dog leads has come a long way since its creation and thanks to the technology that is now in place, headcollars can completely change the way your dog walks. By gently applying pressure to the front of your dog’s face, it will know when it is pulling too hard and subsequently mean it will ease off the gas and make walking an enjoyable experience once again.
The Gencon All-in-one headcollar could be the difference maker! Our collars are designed to be gentle on the dog whilst also confirming to the dog that it is being too excitable on the lead.
Reward good behaviour
This is a sure-fire way to give your dog the incentive to obey your orders and become more restrained on the lead. However, with the advice of our brilliant Lez Graham, we suggest that rewarding your dog with treats from your pocket should only be for the younger pups who are just starting their training. This is why we consider it so important to start your dog training as soon as you get them, this way it removes any chance of them developing habits!
For an older dog (anything other than a puppy!), we would recommend using something such as the Lez Graham Retrieval Roll. This brilliant training aid is designed to effectively teach your dog to fetch items and reliably bring them back to you. It is this part of training where you will begin to build trust and obedience with your dog.
Consider starting your training indoors
If you have a particularly anxious dog, the move to outdoor walking on a new lead could be a step too far in such a short space of time. We would recommend starting to get your dog familiar with its new lead in the comfort of its regular surroundings. Ironing out any possible issues before you start your training will help speed up the process.
Change the way your puppy walks with Gencon
Here at Gencon, we are experts when it comes to changing the way your dog walks. With years of experience in the industry, and collaboration with some of the best trainers in the country, we are someone you can trust with changing your walking for the better. Discover your new favourite headcollar today!