Dogs can sometimes pull on the lead and it is really important for you to lead your dog and not the other way around. Your dog knows that if he leads then he has assumed the ‘Alpha’ position.. and although this may seem great for your pets, it is not, it will stress them immensley and lead to irritable temperaments in both the dogs and their owners!
The ‘leader goes first’ mentality can lead to behavioural concerns that some people regard as “Breed Traits” or “Personality”, when in fact it is just your animal assuming charge of you. They are not relaxed as they would be ‘following’ and enjoying the walk because you have handed them the great responsibility of being leader of the pack.
As local Dog Walking Specialists we know the correct techniques so that your dog will behave properly.
If you’re looking for a regular, reliable dog walking service, call Jo at K9 Buddies today and arrange a home visit to discuss your requirements on 07976 230575.