Leash Training for Puppies

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When leash-training puppies, it's important to give the puppy an indication of which direction they should go and to reward the puppy for following orders. Find out what to do when a puppy starts lagging behind with help from a certified dog trainer in this free video on dog training.

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Hi, this is Zephyr Clarke-Dolberg, with Miami Dog Training in Miami, Florida. In this clip, we're going to talk about leash training for puppies. Now, it's very similar to workin' with a dog, except that the puppy really has no clue yet and has just started learning their language, the language that dogs speak. So, we're just going to give you a little demonstration here right, and I'm going to have the leash in my right hand, and I'm going to take my first step with my left foot. That's going to initiate his movement forward. And I'm going to tell him heel, right. We're going to start walkin' in one direction and I'm going to switch directions on him. He gets a little tug and he knows to come along, and if he doesn't my leg does the work for me, all right. Just back and forth. All's you need is about ten feet of space just to get them to properly follow you, right, good. And as he's following us and movin' in the same direction it's always a good idea to pet him, good. As soon, right right when he's right next to us, right when the dog's next to us we want to reach over and pet him, good boy; let him know he's in the right place, all right. And if, again if he starts laggin' behind you just let your leg do the work. Bring him forward with your leg. And if he stops and pulls against me I'm going to get him moving forward; give him a loose leash, and pet him, good Ruckus. This is Ruckus, and once again, this is Zephyr Clarke-Dolberg, with Miami Dog Training.


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