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    Bad Dog Walking Behaviour

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    It is a great joy to have a dog in the house find dogs for sale, but he may be a problem outside of it. Bad dog behaviour can often take place on walks, for example when a dog drags the leash while walking. Whether he can see a bird flying up, a car driving away or just pedestrians walking along the pavement, a naughty dog can pull and tear the leash off, running and jumping wildly. Bad dog behaviour means a pleasant afternoon walking turns into a real struggle between the dog and his owner, and both of them get home angry and frustrated.

     

     

     

    Prevention
    We have to recognise that this dog behaviour is not the dog’s fault, but rather it is our responsibility to train them properly. Dogs often behave in this manner when they have not had enough movement or exercise. Owners need to make sure that their pent-up energy is relieved sufficiently.

    Walking a Dog Properly
    Try to quickly accustom the puppy to a leash, and teach him that a loose leash means freedom to move, while the strained one is equal with staying still. If the puppy starts pulling it while walking, stop immediately and hold it strongly to make him feel that this is not the most appropriate moment to head forward. Never drag him and shout at him, and do not accidentally hit him with the end of the strap. If he continues to pull you, change direction. With consistent, systematic and regular training the puppy will soon acquire the proper dog behaviour during a walk. If this bad dog behaviour continues, it may be necessary to buy a flexible leash. The blocking function of this special leash will be useful mainly with large dogs: if the dog pulls it once, the leash will immediately halt him. Find your perfect puppy or sell puppies on Dogsandpuppies.co.uk.
     

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