It’s video time!  In this video, Gigi is giving us a mini-training session on how to take your dog loose leash walking outside. Of course, before you take your dog loose leash walking outside in the world, remember to practice inside until you and your dog feel comfortable with using a leash.

A gentle leader is necessary to have before you take your dog outside when training. What is a gentle leader?  It’s a tool that allows your dog’s head to stay up and looking at you instead of down at the ground when you take your training from inside to outside. According to Petsafe; the Gentle Leader headcollar fits securely over your dog’s nose. The nose loop redirects his head towards you when he pulls forward, preventing pulling and giving you his full attention. Make sure your dog’s gentle leader is the correct size before going out, you do not want to hurt your pet in any way.

 

 

 

Remember as always to make sure you have treats available to reward your dog when they listen to and look at you. Happy training, and if your dog needs a bit more help, give us a call!