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Teaching Loose Leash Walking with Sassy!

Yesterday we met Sassy the Germans shepherd for some dog training in South Shields.



Sassy is a lovely young German shepherd that needs her loose leash walking tightened up. She walks calmly when it’s just her guardian, but as soon as there is someone else walking with them, she pulls on the lead and is all over the place. This is quite a common problem with German shepherds.


Sassy also pulls and jumps towards people and dogs, which can be quite scary for them, even though she just wants attention.


Here is what we are doing:


  • First, we taught him to look at his guardian for treats, then put that on cue.

  • Next, we taught him to follow his guardian while he was in front and she was walking backward.

  • We then taught him the heel position while stationary.

  • Then we added movement with him in the heel and some turns, all in a circular motion.

Sassy did awesomely and we now have a lovely heel that just needs to be practiced to make it into a habit.


After this, we introduce other people while teaching her to pass dogs and people too

Well done Sassy!


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