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Leash Manners

Leash Manners

Learn to Walk Any Dog!

Taking your dog for a walk should be an enjoyable, pleasant activity not a session of dragging, pulling ‘stop that, get back here, oh behave’!

To further add to our confusion and frustration you may see a 140-pound Mastiff walking calmly next to a 100-pound woman but a 25-pound dog pulling a grown man behind him as if he was competing in a sled dog race.

At Canine Path we understand your frustration and we have solutions!

Leash Manners!

Training your dog proper leash manners is one of the most important skills to teach your dog. Mastering leash manners is a key success factor when walking your dog.

In our experience most owners haven’t been taught how to properly walk a dog or how to deal with stimulus or problematic situations such as other dogs, people or moving objects – skateboards, cars, loud noises etc., As a result when our dogs become reactive, we react often becoming frustrated and our walk with our dog becomes anything but pleasant.

At Canine Path we show you how properly walk your dog by learning Leash Manners and teach you and your dog the following:

  • Taking the lead and ‘taking the walk back’ from your dog – teaching you to lead your dog on the walk.
  • Analyzing each owner’s relationship with their dog during the walk and identifying ‘cues’ you are 
knowingly or unknowingly giving which can make a dog anxious and reactive on leash.
  • Stopping your dog from lunging, barking or acting inappropriately towards other dogs, people, skateboards, bicycles etc.
  • Preventing your dog from pulling you, marking and sniffing everything during the walk.
  • How to walk multiple dogs.
  • Walking your dog properly includes your dog listening to you (e.g. following commands, making eye contact, walking next to you on a LOOSE LEASH (yes, a loose leash!).  Additionally, proper leash manners include the following:
  • Listening to you and not actively engaging other people unless you setup a proper meet and greet.
  • Rewarding your dog during the walk for following commands, ignoring other dogs or distractions and walking correctly on a loose leash.
  • Teaching you the proper way to walk a dog – the trainer works directly with each dog and owner to analyze the dog’s triggers, how to counteract them and achieve an enjoyable walking 
experience with your dog.
  • How training collars and leashes should fit/be used.

Our primary goal is to teach people to confidently and properly walk their dog(s) on a loose leash around common distractions. Remember your dog was not born with a leash on him, and learning to walk a dog properly in actually a learned skill for both owners and dogs. In short, we teach you how to lead your dog!


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