In order for training to be successful we have to set up our dogs to get it right. Last week we tried to teach Bailey to walk without pulling but she was so excited to go for a walk around the neighborhood that she just couldn't focus on what we were trying to teach her. After several failed attempts we took her to the back yard where there were far fewer distractions and the smells were familiar. She did much better. I instructed her owners to only walk Bailey in the back yard for a week so she could get some positive repetitions in. And what a difference it made., as today we were able to walk around the neighborhood without our arms being pulled out of the socket. Set your dog up for success!
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CTDI