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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Tayler

Mastering the walk

In my opinion, mastering the walk is one of the more challenging things to accomplish. It takes time, consistency, and persistence to have your dog walk on a loose leash beside you.


The incentive for developing this behavior well is that it makes you the leader in your dog's eyes. It also develops a deep bond between the two of you.


When your dog is walking in front of you, the dog perceives he is the leader, which can cause unpredictable behavior. Your energy is critical. If you feel fearful when encountering another dog, different scenarios could play out. If your dog is insecure, he may bite as a fear reaction. Conversely, if your dog is an alpha, he may bite out of dominance or in an attempt to protect you.


After almost a year of working at it, Hunter is walking on a loose leash!!
Hunter

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