LOOSE LEASH WALKING
At the end of training, the dog will walk on a loose leash in new locations with rewards delivered every few minutes
This plan is for dogs who pull on leash.
If the dog pulls on leash during training, stop walking (gently slow the dog to a stop rather than causing an abrupt stop) and slowly move in the opposite direction for several steps. When the dog catches up to you, start moving forward again. This is not a leash correction- do not jerk on the leash!
Work in sets of 5 tries.
If the dog gets it right 4 or 5 times out of 5, move to next step.
If the dog gets it right 3 times out of 5, repeat the current step.
If the dog gets it right 1 or 2 or times out of 5, drop to the previous step.
Increasing number of steps between rewards
A loose leash earns forward movement toward the goal.
The instant the leash tightens...
Turn and return to the start point.
Then try again.