In this session of the podcast, I expand on the theory discussion from session 2 and I tell you what to adjust to be able to follow the natural learning process. I also give you an exercise so you can teach your dog to naturally walk on a loose leash.
At the end of this session I’ll give you some homework to start structuring your dog’s everyday life and your walk.
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Stitcher | TuneIn | Deezer | RSS
In this session:
The Progression of Difficulty:
There are three things that make anything harder (or easier) for your dog
- What you’re doing while your dog does a task: This is usually measured by how connected (or disconnected) to you. For example, on leash versus off leash.
- What’s going on around your dog while they do a task: These are sometimes called “distractions”
Distraction theory (further break down):
- And number of distractions
- How long you expect your dog to do a task
PRACTICAL APPLICATION AND HOMEWORK
Get your dog’s freedom/responsibility quotient back into balance
Structure your dog’s everyday life more
Here’s a link to an article on our blog that will give you some things to change around your house to structure your dog’s life more during this training phase. This article was originally written as a response to people who asked what to do after their newly adopted dogs started acting up, but it’s good advice for anyone trying to tune up their relationship and training with their dog.
LOOSE LEASH WALKING
Here’s an article on the blog that has a short video clip showing you what I mean by loose leash walking
Leash pulling article from the blog
Let me know how this experiment goes with your dog.
Get your Questions Answered on future episodes of The Dog’s Way Podcast
Leave me a voice mail and hear yourself on a future show! 1(844) 364-7929
Email your questions to me:email@example.com
All the Best,
I just started listening to your podcasts and I was trying to find the video that you referred to in Session 3, but the link only takes me back to a search on loose leash. I have a 5-yr-old corgi that does okay, but needs more leash training and I was interested in seeing the clip that you referred to. Also, we will be getting a new corgi puppy this weekend, so it will be nice to apply these sessions with him as well. Thank you.