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.

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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.

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Mark

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