It took a little time, patience and repetition…but it worked!
Getting your dog to stop leash pulling, will not only make your life easier, but your dog’s as well.
When I started training my puppy, the trainer told me the first thing she needs to learn is walking politely on a leash. I thought to myself, “don’t all dogs know how to walk on a leash”? Nope. They don’t. As a matter of fact, none do. They are not born with that skill, it’s learned. Once she and I figured that out, it became a joy to walk her!
You heard me. A joy.
It is possible to not have everyone run the other way when they see your dog excitedly pulling you down the street towards them. With the help of the trainers at AZ Dog Sports and a lot of practice at home, my pup went from a “gross greeter” to a “polite sniffer” in just a few short months. Now, 9 years later, we still enjoy our daily walks and are thankful for the great start at AZ Dog Sports.
Because of demand, we at AZ Dog Sports have added more trainers and more classes specifically geared towards polite leash walking. We have 3 new ones for you to check out – Trainer Robert Murtaugh, Jr. has classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays.
- Wednesdays at 8am is his Large Dog Behavior Class
- Fridays at 5pm he’s teaching an Obedience 1 for large dogs class
- “Heeling & Loose Leash Walking” on Tuesdays at 10:30am and Saturdays at 4pm.
You can check them out and register HERE.
(Please note, there are no reactive dogs allowed in any of these classes. You are asked to do private trainer sessions with a reactive dog, and you can call our front office to register for those. 602-237-6775)
As an added bonus, you can check out this article on Whole Dog Journal that has some great tips on how to get your dog to stop leash pulling and walk politely. You can also check out their book to help with your walking journey.
As always, call us if you have any questions or need to discuss a dog situation that is specific to you and your family. 602-237-6775