Walk your dog, do not let your dog walk
you. If you allow your dog to walk in front of you while on a
lead you are reinforcing in the dog's mind that the dog is
alpha over you because the leader always goes first. This can
lead to many behavioral issues that some regard as a "breed
trait" or "personality," when actually it is your dog being in
charge of its humans. When a dog walks in front, it does not
drain its mental energy. The dog is not relaxed, as it has the
big responsibility of leading the pack. This mental anguish
can build up inside of a dog. When a dog is hyper or
high-strung it means the dog is not getting the proper amount
and/or type of exercise. If your dog runs laps around your
yard or house, this is an indication that it is not getting
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Dogs, of all breeds
and types, that are taken for daily walks, and
that are made to walk beside or behind the
owner, are less likely to be destructive,
obsessive, have separation anxiety and/or
dominancy issues, among many other behavior
problems. Dogs with higher energy should be
taken for longer, more vigorous walks, some
two or more times a day. For a dog, walking is
a primal instinct. Fulfilling this need in
your dog will make for a happier dog and
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Here are 6 dog training tips on how to
walk your dog and master the dog walk. When Iím out with my
dog pack, I often walk about ten dogs at a time, sometimes
even off-leash if I'm in a safe area. People are amazed by
this, but it's simple: the dogs see me as their pack leader.
This is why dogs follow me wherever I go.
1. Walk in front of your dog.
Walking in front of your dog allows you
to be seen as the pack leader. Conversely, if your dog
controls you on the walk, heís the pack leader. You should be
the first one out the door and the first one in. Your dog
should be beside or behind you during the walk.
2. Use a
short dog leash.
This allows you to have more control.
Attaching the leash to the very top of the neck can help you
more easily communicate, guide, and correct your dog. If you
need additional help, consider the Illusion collar.
Always keep your dog's safety in mind when giving corrections.
3. Give yourself enough time for the
Dogs, like humans, are diurnal, so
taking walks in the morning is ideal. I recommend setting
aside thirty minutes to a full hour. The specific needs of
each dog differ. Consult your vet and keep an eye on your
dog's behavior to see if his needs are being met.
4. How to
reward your dog during the walk.
After your dog has maintained the
proper state of mind, reward him by allowing him to relieve
himself and sniff around. Then you need to decide
when reward time is over. It should always be less than the
time spent focused on the walk.
5. Keep leading, even after the walk.
When you get home, don't stop leading.
Have your dog wait patiently while you put away his leash or
take off your shoes.
your dog after the walk.
By providing a meal after the walk, you
have allowed your dog to "work" for food and water.
And donít forget to set a good example
by always picking up after your dog!
Our well balanced pack
Thanks to Cesar Millan we are able to
understand our pets needs and keep them happy and
balanced by staying calm, confidant and in-charge