How to Avoid Harsh Reactions While Walking Your Dog

How to Avoid Harsh Reactions While Walking Your Dog

Sometimes, walking your dog isn’t a walk in the park. If your dog tends to pull while on a leash or has negative reactivity to other dogs, people, bikes, and other distractions, walking your dog can become an ordeal. Below are a few tips to help you avoid harsh reactions while walking your dog and hopefully make your dog walks more enjoyable for both you and your pup.

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Positive Reinforcement

Rewarding your dog for good behavior is one of the most successful leash training methods. Positive reinforcement with treats can be a great way to teach older dogs not to pull and for puppies to understand how they should behave while walking on a leash. Praise your dog anytime they do something right, whether it’s big or small.

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Consistent Training

Dog reactivity training is an ongoing process. It will take time for your dog to realize what’s frightening them isn’t dangerous, and subsequently how not to react to the situation. Other dogs may simply be curious and want to explore, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have good leash manners. Stay consistent with your training — always practice positive reinforcement, use the same demands, and take walks regularly so your dog can become accustomed to the practice.

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Keep Your Dog Engaged

If you’re able to keep your dog’s attention on you rather than its surroundings, you’re likely to experience fewer harsh reactions while walking together. Bring a toy to distract your dog and having treats on you will encourage good behavior, or at least keep your dog focused on your pocket rather than that squirrel.

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Leash training can be a difficult process, but using these techniques and purchasing a Loyal Leash today will help dog walks be less ruff. Learn more about how the Loyal Leash works or contact us with questions!

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