Leash Breaking a Dog
Many dogs are brought to veterinarians’ offices without leashes and the owners seem pleased that they could not leash-break the dog. What they are saying is that they would not leash-break it. We have never seen a dog that could not be leash-broken. Some learn in a few minutes, whereas others take more effort on your part.
First, place a collar on your pet, young or old, and let the dog get used to it. That may take a week. Then, if the dog seems to be difficult to train, snap a chain on the collar and leave it on, drag-gig about, until the dog becomes used to it. Then pick up the end of the chain and walk where the dog wants to walk. Finally, restrain the dog ever so lightly and change its direction by leash tension. With this effort, even the most difficult shy dog can be leash-broken.
Another quick method but one that may unduly stress a pct is to tie it to a fence and leave. The dog will jump and pull and go through all sorts of contortions until it finally gives in. This may take fifteen minutes. Repeat this daily until your pet is used to it. If you analyze the training methods we have outlined, you will recognize they are what is called conditioning. If your dog wants to please you, your job is simple, but if the dog doesn’t seem to care about your reactions you have a more difficult time of it. It takes patience and understanding to make the difference between an average dog and a great companion. The following are some reasons behind the reception of leashes by dogs.
Reasons for Dogs Breaking Leashes
- Puppies fear being leashed when they are very afraid or get hurt while resting from wearing it.
- The dogs also reject wearing leashes if the leash and the collar are not well adjusted. They often are not willing to wear them because of physical discomfort.
- A dog may also reject wearing a leash if it has been in the habit of being carried in arms when it was small. As it grows it still retains the willingness to be carried instead of being leashed.
- Dogs are actually to be trained properly to get accustomed to leashes. From their early stage dogs are supposed to be leashed and taken for walks at least three times a day. If dogs are not adequately taken out for walks they generally prefer not to wear the leash and look out for opportunities to break free of the leash if at all they are wearing it.
To make you accustomed to the leash you may put on the leash when your dog is in a happy mood so it would associate the leash when it is in a joyful mood. Use light weighted leash which is perfect for the breed to which the dog belongs. To avoid accidents you are advised not to leave the leash of the pet attached to it.
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