Tips on perfecting the dog walk!

Here at Aussie Dog Care we care about your dog as much as you , the owner , does so if you are having trouble walking your dog here are some of Cesar Millian’s Top Tips on dog walking:

“1. Be aware of your energy and body language while walking  dog.

Make sure you are communicating a message that says, ‘I am the pack leader!’ Keep your head up and your shoulders back. Think positive thoughts and  envision the dog walk going well. You might be surprised at the results.

2. Keep the dog leash short, but not tight.

You’ve heard me tell this to people on the show time and time again. This  simple tip can save you a lot of headache. Flexi-leashes and other longer  leashes make it harder for you to communicate with your dog and easier for her  to go wherever she wants. But, don’t forget, it’s also important to keep the dog  leash loose. If you make a correction following a problem behavior, it should be  quick, and then the dog leash should be returned to the relaxed state.

3. Position the dog collar at the top of the neck.

If you’ve ever seen a sledding dog, you’ll notice that the harness is around  the lower part of the dog’s neck, near the shoulders. Why? This is where the  dog’s pulling power is located. You’re actually helping your dog to pull you  around if you have the collar placed there. Instead, position it on the upper  neck, which is the most sensitive area. If you’re having trouble keeping the  collar in the correct spot, check out my Illusion collar, which is designed to keep the collar  from slipping.

4. Film the dog walk.

Ask a friend or family member to film you walking the dog. It may be easier  to see your problem areas after the fact. What’s your posture like? How do you  react when your dog misbehaves? Are you putting tension on the dog leash? These  are the types of things to look for while you watch. If you don’t have access to  a camera, ask someone to walk with you and then share what they noticed.

5. Enlist the help of balanced dogs.

If your dog barks or lunges at other dogs that you pass on the walk, take  time to do just that activity with another dog you trust. That way, you can  practice remaining calm and correcting your dog. Then, when the dog problem  arises when you’re not expecting it, you’ll feel better able to handle it, and  that confidence will be communicated to your dog.

6. Practice the walk!

You and your dog won’t get better if you don’t go out there and do it!  Celebrate every success along the way. Learn from the bad days, but don’t dwell  on them. And then one day, you’ll find you’ve done it! You’ve mastered the  walk!”

Taken from: http://www.cesarsway.com/tips/thebasics/problems-on-the-walk#ixzz2d6cPqABT

Labs well behaved on a walk at Aussie Dog Care.
Labs well behaved on a walk at Aussie Dog Care.

I hope this as helped your knowledge in perfecting the dog walk!

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

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