Train Better Leash Manners – Step 1

There are lots of ways to train better Leash Manners but the first step should always be the same – build value for walking on your left, or right, side.  I prefer for my dogs to walk on my left, but if you like your dogs to walk on your right just switch up the exercise.

With your dog standing on your left side, drop your hand down and feed your dog a treat or piece of kibble.  It’s important you hold your hand stationary, so that you communicate in the clearest possible way where you want your dog to be.

If your hand moves around when you deliver the treat, you create a position that is open to interpretation.  If it helps, hook your thumb into the belt loop of your pants to keep your hand stationary.

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