Indoor Leashes For Dogs
If you have an untrained dog or a puppy I suggest you keep it on an indoor leash. By keeping your dog on an indoor leash you keep the door of communication open. When it comes to dog training there is no difference if you are indoors or out. You need the instant feed back and control the leash can provide.
When you have friends or family visit and your dog is in the house and out of the crate it should be on a leash. That non retractable leash should be connected to a collar that goes around your dog’s neck. The collar should be “training tight” that means your dog cannot back out of the collar. The leash should be in your hand at all times. If you don’t want to split your attention between your dog and your guest, put your dog in it’s crate.
Leash Correction For Unwanted Behavior
If your untrained dog or puppy is chewing on your furniture and you go to grab the dog with your hands it will quickly learn that your hands may bring discomfort and fear. You can accomplish your goal of correcting your dog by grabbing it’s leash to move it away from the distracting area.
If your dog is jumping on friends or family you can use the leash to communicate to the dog that it’s behavior is unwanted.
Leashes Eliminate The Need For Rough Talk And Mean Faces.
If you don’t use a leash then most people are going to use rough loud threatening voices and rough talk. I never (almost never) rough-talk or mean-face my dog. It’s unnecessary and
counterproductive. With an indoor leash you can show your dog, not tell your dog.