Bulldog Breeds Forums banner

Going for a walk

2697 Views 14 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  nanniesrock
Lately I've been reading about a walk being "the dog's time", and that they shouldn't have to walk in the heel position. When I walk Harley, I don't allow her in front of me, and keep her on a pretty short lead. I bought her a prong about a month ago, and we use it for walks. I use the method of a quick collar correction when she's off track.She's learning well, and sticks close w/out pulling. I read about it being "her time" and thought I'd cut her some slack. I held only the end of her 6 foot leash, and lo and behold, in about 10 seconds I had my 65lb. Bully pulling me down the street. Does training have to be "complete" before they can be "on their own time"? (And is a dog's training ever complete?) Is there a "correct" way to walk the dog? Thanks.
1 - 3 of 15 Posts
I agree with that, although I still use a prong to help train Harley to walk nicely. When people area approaching, her inclination is to meet them, which acauses her to pull, which tightenes the collar, and her ears go back. She may not look "nice", but is obviously under my control. I wish I had a better idea as to how to make her see me as the "pack leader", and therefor stay behind me. She sees me as her leader in other areas, so why not on her walks?
Well, we're finally getting better at this. She's learned enough for me to trust her on on loose leash at some parts of the walk. Other times, I keep her in close by me. I won't go so far as to say it's a "heel', but she stays close and doesn't tug. The actual "heel"command has been harder for me to teach. I wish I had done basics at least once so I had a better idea how to teach this one.
1 - 3 of 15 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.