Mark Vette – Internationally renowned Animal Behaviourist, Educator, Author and TV personality

How to Improve Leash Control

Training your dog to follow you at a comfortable distance without the need for constant leash adjustment can take time, but it is important for your dog to understand your expectations around following distances.


To help embed the idea of an ideal following distance in your dog, we use what we call the umbilical technique. This involves tying a leash to your waist so that it remains as a constant connection between you and your dog.

Once you begin to feel confident with your dog on a leash, try to implement the techniques in the video below to further improve on-leash behaviour.

Your friend,

Join our community

and get my FREE Top Training Tips
booklet & 10% off everything!

You have Successfully Subscribed!