How To Teach A Dog To Heel And Avoid Leash Aggression
How to teach a dog to heel and avoid leash aggression. In the video above you can see that I am taking a step by step approach teaching this young border collie to heel. This is so important if you want to avoid any kind of leash reactivity down the road. The dog must be taught what to do, rather than what not to do. As he sits right now he flips out when he sees another dog. What I have noticed however is that when he knows a specific task it is easier to keep him focused. So rather than me telling him to stop lunging,barking, growling, whatever I do my best to keep him focused on a very simple task.
Here are a few simple tips for getting started right.
Don’t take your dog for a walk. Instead, take your dog for a training exercise where you practice having it stay by your side as you take one step at a time.
Keep your dog’s head up, looking at you. If it’s head is up, the nose is not in the ground sniffing around.
Don’t argue with your dog. If he starts to pull on the leash simply turn and go the other way.