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A leash is not just a simple tether; it is a lifeline that connects the owner to their dog and facilitates effective communication. By mastering the art of leash handling, owners can maintain a secure grip, maintain appropriate tension, and guide their dogs with confidence. Proper leash handling allows owners to prevent their dogs from pulling, lunging, or escaping, reducing the risk of accidents, injuries, or confrontations. Additionally, it enables owners to effectively redirect their dogs' attention, maintain control in challenging situations, and promote obedience and good behavior. Understanding how to hold a leash correctly empowers dog owners to be responsible stewards of their pets' safety and well-being, fostering a strong bond built on trust, communication, and mutual respect.
How to hold a leash
The way you hold the leash will have a significant impact in the way your dog responds. Most people default to wrapping or looping the leash around their wrists when in reality, this can create a dangerous outcome for the owner. Watch this video to learn the proper technique for leash holding.
Boundaries are something that we find ourselves talking about a lot with our clients. Why to set them, how to set them, what the benefits are of having them and what the side effects can be without clear boundaries.
Proper utilization of boundaries regarding things like affection, food, toys/engagement, outside access and resting places will help you be in a position to successfully lead your dog and make the decisions in and around the house.
creating the right state of mind
People often rush into "training" their dog. It's challenging and potentially stressful for both the handler and dog to try to teach them when they are in an anxious, fearful or over stimulated mindset.
This video demonstrates and discusses states of mind, body language specifics and actions such as stress yawns in an attempt to help you better determine your dogs state of mind and how to positively influence it.
an engaged & focused heel
The walk is one of the most challenging exercises for dog owners. While it seems simple enough in theory, the reality of your dog walking amicably by your side while navigating the massive amounts of competing stimulations can be very complex.
This video introduces principles and philosophies that will aid you in being more prepared to achieve your desired goals on the walk.
handling high energy dogs
High-energy dogs require plenty of mental and physical stimulation to prevent them from becoming restless, frustrated, or engaging in destructive behaviors. Understanding how to channel their energy through appropriate exercises, activities, and training techniques is essential
how to properly introduce two dogs
There's a lot that can go wrong when introducing two dogs...especially if it's for the first time. It's important to be ready with the correct leash handling techniques.
Watch this video to undesrstand how.