They need to step outside and satisfy their need to explore. The great outdoors always calls but sometimes, it can be difficult to match our dog’s pace.
Walking on leash is a skill – one that pet parents develop over time. So if you’re just starting your dog’s leash walking journey and you’re struggling a little, don’t worry! We all start somewhere.
What does a leash mean for dog parents? Is there a right strap to choose?
At Heads Up for Tails, we believe that a dog leash is more than just a piece of fabric that you attach to your dog’s harness. This is a way to keep your dog safe at all times. It is a medium that connects you with your dog while you are out. And it is a symbol of trust that tells our dogs – “I am with you and I have got your back”.
Basic tips for walking a dog on leash
1. Choose your path carefully
During training, it’s natural for dogs to get distracted by things like squirrels, cars, or cats. This will help your furry friend stay focused and learn your commands with full concentration.
2. Check the weather
Weather can seriously affect your trained dog’s mood. During the summer, try to schedule your leash training sessions during cooler parts of the day such as early morning or late evening. Always bring your dog’s drinking water and other supplies with you on walks.
3.Start slow, go bigger
Keep your initial leash walking sessions short, depending on how your dog is reacting to the sessions. If your dog seems disinterested, let him rest and try again another day. As your furry companion becomes more comfortable walking next to you with a leash, you can gradually increase the length and frequency of your walks. Your dog’s individual personality, energy level, and health can determine how your session will go.