Reviewed by Amy Flowers on February 11, 2012


Kate Jackson, Certified Dog Trainer

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Kate Jackson, Certified Dog Trainer: Let's Go. Heel. Walking your dog is one of the most valuable times you can spend with them. Your dog should walk on a loose leash next to you, they should not sniff, and they should not pee along a walk. You should keep the pace. Your dog should adjust your speed to match yours. So if your lease walking looks more like this, you're wasting good training time with your dog. Dog's have an opposition reflex, which means when there is tension on the leash, they think pulling harder makes it go away. What you need to do is break that tension with real quick little tugs, so that your dog learns that there is relief in a loose leash. Good boy, what a good boy. For the One Minute Trainer, I'm Kate Jackson.