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Why do dogs pull on the leash? It's in a dog's DNA. In the wild, if an animal is trapped it naturally tries to get away. Although canines have been domesticated for thousands of years, dogs still have natural instincts. Dogs are natural pullers - which is why it's possible to get a dog to pull a sled. When a dog feels restrained it will naturally pull away. This is normal dog behavior. To combat a dog's natural instinct we must alter the dog's perception by teaching the dog to walk on a loose leash, the dog feels no restraint and therefore relaxes its instinct to pull. The only way to avoid this natural instinct to pull is to learn how to teach your dog to walk on a loose leash.
It’s all down to using the right technique, coupled with the right training leash and equipment.
The benefits of walking your dog are numerous and include providing your dog with exercise, which can help decrease your dog's chances of becoming overweight, reduce boredom and destructive behavior, diminish stress and anxiety and help you bond with your pet. Unfortunately many people avoid walking their dog because it becomes a chore rather than time they can enjoy together. According to Sylvia and Danny Wilson, Bark Busters founders, "Many dog owners tell us that walking their dogs becomes a battle of wills, and they lose control of their dogs either with pulling, barking, or simply lacking focus." The Wilsons also added, "Some dog owners would like to get out and about more but say they've had negative experiences, including interaction with unfriendly dogs which frightened them."
Are you have trouble getting your dog to properly behave on a walk?
Contact your local Bark Busters dog trainer and behavioral therapist. We're here to help!