Teaching your dog to walk on a loose leash will eliminate leash-pulling during walks. It is not a perfect “heel” which keeps your dog strictly by your side. Instead, it allows your dog room to sniff and explore the neighborhood as long as he leaves some slack in his leash. In other words, your dog won’t be pulling your arm out of its socket as he lunges forward to get to where he wants to go.
Instead, he will have to follow your lead in order to be allowed the freedom to see the sights.
How to Get Started with Dog Leash Training
You will need a 6-foot leash and a collar. If your dog is in the habit of pulling, he may be able to easily slip out of a regular flat buckle collar.
You should also have some tasty treats handy to reward your dog along the way.