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How to introduce footwork while walking your dog.

Now that your dog is walking on a loose leash how can you add physical cues? These cues will help the dog understand where you are going and how they should follow you. Foot cues are a way to standardize the help we give our dogs when heeling in competition obedience or just out for a walk. Being consistent and mindful of what you do with your body will help your dog be better on the leash and off the leash.

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How to teach Loose Leash walking

How do you teach your dog to walk on a loose leash?  It takes practice and patience.  Consistency is key!  Don’t expect an overnight miracle because you will need to build it step by step.  The biggest mistake dog owners make is going too far of a distance with a young dog and expecting brilliance.  The sooner you start the better but go slow.  This is an age-appropriate behavior and expecting a youngster to be great on a loose leash just sets yourself and your dog up for failure.

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