In all the time that we’ve been offering Mooresville dog training, one of the most common requests we get is for help mastering the walk. Being able to walk your dog successfully is one of the cornerstones of an effective training program. Over the next two blogs, we will look at some simple tips to help you master the walk.

Pick the right leash and collar

One of the keys to mastering the dog walk begins way before you leave for your first walk. Choosing the wrong leash or collar will set you up for failure, while choosing the right leash and collar will give you a great head start on success. Here are some tips on choosing the best leash and collar.

Size matters

The best leash for training your dog to walk is a short one. It may be tempting to buy one of those fancy retractable leashes, but in fact, those types of leashes are terrible for training. A long leash, and especially the retractable type, gives you extremely limited control over your dog. On the other hand, a short leash allows you to maintain complete control with much more ease.

Specialty collars

If your dog has a specific problem while walking that you are trying to target, chances are great that there is a specialty collar that can help you tackle the problem more efficiently. When you work with us we can help you identify these problems and make suggestions for the appropriate collar to help.

Choosing the right equipment for your walk is just the beginning. In our next blog, we will look at a few more tips. Contact us today if you are in need of dog training in Mooresville.