Learning from my first puppy as a kid

my first puppy damaged my led light up shoes
my first puppy damaged my led light up shoes

My first dog, Robbie, stole my heart when I met him. I still remember when my childhood light up shoes were damaged but I still loved him. The reason was that I was young and incredibly motivated. In addition, I had obtained the dog without the permission of my parents and was therefore very concerned that the dog not make any trouble. I dare say that almost all dogs are potty trained fairly quickly. However, it should be remembered that it may sometimes take up to eight, ten months for some dogs before the room cleanliness is fully consolidated. Room cleanliness is something you have to train. The happier and more energetic you are in this exercise the faster and better it goes. I still remember when my dog pee on my light up shoes destroying their lights.

Things to keep in mind when training your dog

Do not bark on the dog when it gets into it. It does not understand, which in turn will create stress. This stress can give the opposite effect in your exercise to make your dog rumble.

Do not push the dog’s nose into what it’s done. This ancient technique has proven to be completely useless and is just a form of animal wreckage.

Do not be bothered by panic or worry, even though this workout will take a bit of time.

After food and play

Normally, one usually says that the puppy needs to pee immediately after a game or immediately after waking up after a sleep. The puppy needs bait about fifteen, twenty minutes after it has eaten. These times are not hundred percent but it’s usually good times to keep your head.

In this workout, it’s great if you try to raise the puppy in one and the same place to the extent that it works. That way, the puppy will more easily understand what you want. This place should be close to your home and need not be great at all. The place should also be as calm as possible because things around can distract the puppy so that it simply forgets to do away with it.Well on this surface, you should preferably have the puppy loose and just give the puppy time. The best thing is if you just sit down or stand still or neutral. After a while, the puppy will pee or bait. Only then will you give the puppy praise and attention.

Carry out your puppy

Practically practical, it may well be so that you immediately do it after the puppy wakes up. As you raise your puppy, you increase the chance and the possibility that the puppy actually gets out on his own. When you lift the puppy it will not pee. At night I think you should set the clock every few hours to take out the puppy on a short break. If you are good at night time, it is often a relatively short time before the puppy is actually dry. In addition, the puppy is soon sleeping all night. You may also get him a comfy bed at petco or other store.

In this workout to make the puppy room rhyme, I can almost promise that the puppy will, after all, do away with it. It is completely normal and nothing to worry about. Room cleanliness is a process and exercise that takes a little time.

Do not forget that your little puppy is very young!

How to choose the right dog products

Choosing a good dog toy:

Dogs love toys. They love chewing, and tugging, and fetching, and getting alot of attention from their owners. But when you don’t have the time to spend with you dog, they will need something to keep them occupied.

  • In my opinion all dogs should have toys. It stimulates their brains because they have something to play with.

    If your dog is creative like my dog Sasha, then she will quickly learn to keep herself occupied by creating her own game.

    The kind of toy you get must suit your dog. If she is a small breed you will need a toy she can easily hold onto, whereas large breeds need toys that are strong enough to cope with large jaws.

    Most dogs love squeaky toys! When we got Chloe her first squeaky toy it took her a while to work out what was making that noise every time she chewed it. It was funny to watch, but she soon worked it out and enjoyed running around chewing it.

    But if you can’t stand noise, then you shouldn’t buy your dog a squeaky toy, because she is bound to squeak it. In stead, maybe get a really chewy and bouncy toy.

    A kong is also a good toy, because you can put some food in there for your dog to try and get out! It will keep her amused for hours. One suggestion is putting a small amount of spreadable cheese or a type of peanut paste just inside the hole for your dog to lick off

    Choosing the right dog house

We all need a home, and dogs are no different. Dog houses come in all shapes and sizes from the basic cardboard box to an elaborate kennel fit for a King (well a dog King, anyway).Some dogs will  be wary of a new home at first, so you may have to offer her food or a treat initially to encourage her to venture inside for a look, but once she is comfortable to it, you’ll probably find that she will spend a lot of time resting and relaxing in her new accommodation

  • She may be even more comfortable if you were to put her favourite toy, or a blanket in there for her.
  • Your dog will find refuge in her home when she feels like being alone, gets scared by something, or simply wants to go to sleep. Dog houses are a great investment if you want peace of mind knowing that when she is inside, she is safe, and she is happy.

Tips For Taking Care of Your Canine Companion

german shepard training

It is important that your dog is happy. If you have a happy dog you can be happy too. But to have a happy dog he needs to be taken care of well. Though taking care of him won’t be easy all of the time it is worth it in the end.

  • All dogs need to be brushed, bathed, taken for walks or have a ball thrown for them, fed, have water supplied for them, and the list goes on. So I have compiled a list of tips to help you and your dog have more fun while you do them.

    1. Try to get your dog into a routine. Feed him at a particular time, play or go for a walk at another time and so on.
    2. Never try to brush your dog around play or walk time. This will confuse your dog who will be expecting to go for a walk or play, and it will make it harder for your to try to control him. This can put stess on you and your dog. Try to make brushing times fun for your dog aswell. Speak in a happy tone to your dog whilst you brush him, and tell him he’s a ‘Good Boy’ if he cooperates with you. You could even give him a small treat when your finished.
    3. Give your dog a place to sleep where he feels comfortable. There is no use putting his bed somewhere he won’t sleep. Either a bed or a dog house, he will love it if he loves the spot it’s in. Most dogs just like having a place to go and rest, that they know is theirs.
    4. If you live in a cold region in winter, provide your dog with a coat so that he can be warm if he’s living outside. Or give him a blanket for his bed that he can sleep under at night. He will feel more comfortable and at home just by doing this for him.
    5. You need to make time everyday to give your dog exercise. Whether you take him for
      a walk or throw a ball for him, you must do it everyday. Or in summer if it’s hot enough you could take him to go swimming in a dam, or the beach, or a creek near your house. He can feel refreshed afterwards, and swimming gives dogs more exercise than running or walking.
    6. It is very important to teach your dog the Basic Training. If your dog doesn’t know how to sit or lay down, he may become a nuisance and bad behaved. Or if he doesn’t know how to wait or come, he may get injured by going where he shouldn’t when outdoors. If he knows the commands ‘Wait’ and ‘Come’ you will be able to keep him under your control by using these commands.
    7. Don’t wait too long between bathing your dog. Depending on the size of your dog and how dirty he gets depends on how long you wait to bath him. All dogs should be brushed at least once a month, even if they live oinside for most of their lives, then they will be clean when inside your home. Also if he lives inside he needs to be brushed very often (2-6 times a week) preferably outside so that he doesn’t lose hair all over the carpet.
    8. Remember to worm him regularly.
    9. Correct bad behaviour especially in puppies fast, by a simple ‘No’ in a stern voice and take the object away that he may be chewing, or take him away from the hole you don’t want him to be digging, and so on. Then you may need to distract him with a toy or play with him yourself so that he doesn’t go back to what he was doing. Never use physical punishment.
    10. Watch your dog’s weight and if you think he is getting over or under weight, either feed him more or less until he is in a good weight range.
    11. Your dog needs plenty toys to keep him occupied if he is on his own for long periods of time. If you have another dog for him to play with this is good, but he still needs toys for him and his companion to play with. When you are at home it is important to give him at least half an hour a day with you for attention. If you have more than one dog, they all need to be given equal attention, because otherwise one dog may get jealous and become nasty to another, or resort to bad behavoiour. Remember, your dog is ment to be your best friend, and you his. He will want to be with you more than anyone else, and you need to give him the attention he deserves.
    12. For more fun with your dog, consider training him some entertaining Party Tricks. These simple tricks can entertain guests, or just give your dog some extra things to stimulate his brain.

    This may seem like a lot, but your dog will love you for doing these things for and with him. These tips will help you and your dog have a happier and more stress free life together.

    All the best,

    Rachel and the Dogs

10 Simple Training Tips

Training your dog can get tough for the first few weeks. If your dog isn’t used to being trained everyday, then they may not want to cooperate. It is important in the first month that you make training fun and simple for your dog. That is why I have compiled a list of training tips to make training simpler for you and your dog.

    1. Make training times quick – Dogs have a short attention span, and puppies even shorter. If you just do one step a day with your training, your dog or puppy will learn more than if you try to teach them all in the one day. if you notice your puppy not listening or not cooperating, it is best to end the training session there and then, and come back tomorrow.
    2. Be Patient – Your dog or puppy won’t learn a new skill over night. It may take him a week to learn a skill, and in that week you must be patient with him, otherwise he won’t enjoy training sessions and won’t want to cooperate.
    3. Always reward when your dog does something right – If you don’t reward him for doing something right every time for the first few steps, then he won’t think that he is doing the right thing everytime, and may start doing the wrong thing.
    4. Praise your dog with words, treats and pats – If you just use food to reward your dog he may get sick of it and not cooperate as well as he would if you vary his rewards.
    5. Teach your dog the skills one step at a time – don’t rush the tricks, if you do your dog won’t learn them as well, and you may have to reteach them again.
    6. Make training part of your dogs daily routine – If you make training part of your dog’s daily routine, he wil get used to it in a few weeks. However, don’t put training time and play time together. If you play after training time your dog will want to get training over and done with so he can play or go for a walk. If you put training after playtime your dog will most likely be worn out and not cooperate with you.
    7. Make your voice firm but not angry – If your dog is slightly defiant, you need to let him know who’s boss. make you voice firmer when giving him commands, but try not to sound angry.
    8. Never reward your dog if he does the wrong move – For example, if you are teaching him to lay down and he only goes into a ‘Bow’ position, don’t reward him because he will believe this is the right thing to do. Simple correct the move with a simple and firm ‘No’ and try again.
    9. Use a leash if you dog tends to wonder – If your dog doesn’t want to stay with you during your first few training times then put him on a leash and hold it securly in your hand.
    10. Have Fun – Training is important, but enjoying the time you have with your dog everyday is important too. Don’t just think of training as a chore, but an enjoyable experience with your canine companion.

    The Importance of Exercise In Your Dog’s Life

    Like us, dogs need plenty of exercise everyday. It is very important that they get this exercise for the same reasons that we need ours.

    However, when you do exercise your dog don’t over exhaust him. If he starts breathing hard give him a rest or stop the exercise. You must always have water available to him. If you take him for a walk outside your yard, take either a bowl you can fill with water or pour some water from a drink bottle for him to have. If your dog gets dehydrated this can be a serious problem.

    Never feed your dog after or before you exercise him. Dogs can have problems with their stomachs if they eat near exercise.

    But the main part of exercise is having fun with your dog. If you take your dog walking you and he will have much more fun doing exercise together. If you want tips on teaching your dog to walk on the leash, please see my article on Leash Lessons.

    Good Luck!

    Rachel and the Dogs

Keeping a Dog Training Journal

A record or history of your training sessions with your dog can be a tool in future training sessions. A good log/journal combination can help you discover where problems in training come from and even how to correct them. There are many factors that determine the effectiveness of any training session. During some training sessions, it seems that you can’t teach as fast as the dog can learn. During other training sessions it seems that no matter how many different ways you go about it, you just can’t get the idea across to the dog.

Sometimes, dog training success can be measured in leaps and bounds. But other times, the only way you can actually see any progress is by looking back at where you began. Log/training journals can provide encouragement for you when it seems that you are making no progress at all.

The most important thing that a log/journal can provide for you, though, is a history of training that you can use to plan future training sessions. You can log back at the entries in your log/journal and determine which training techniques worked, which training techniques did not work or which training techniques were the most effective. In short, keeping a good and detailed training log/journal can make you a better and more effective dog trainer.

Learn how to leash train puppys


When is the right moment for you to start leash training puppies? There is no right and wrong timing for you, but the sooner you leash training puppies the sooner you will be able to control your puppy’s behavior especially when you want to bring him for a walk outside. Keep in mind that training a puppy on leash might not be very easy, but with patience you can definitely achieve the best results. Also, remember that puppies may usually feel afraid of new things including a new leash, so you must be very patient.

When leash training puppies, what is the best leash to purchase? When leash training puppies, a good choice is a collar that is lightweight and does not choke your pet. Make sure that you buy a collar that allows you to insert your puppy’s ID tag along. When putting the collar on for the first time, your puppy might not be happy with it at all. Therefore, don’t put it on too tightly so that he can move around comfortably. Anyway, this is the right way of putting on a collar – you don’t want your puppy to be chocked! Your puppy might try a lot of things like rolling over and shaking his head so that the collar comes off. Don’t discourage him by laughing or scolding – slowly your puppy will get accustomed to it and he will be fine.

When leash training puppies, don’t forget to reward your pet when he is no longer trying to shake off his collar. Give him a treat and after that you can try attaching the leash. Leave him with the leash so that he can get accustomed to the feeling of having a leash attached to his collar. Don’t do this too long – five or ten minutes is enough and you can take off the leash. Treat him again to show that he is doing the right thing.

Different Types of Dog Training


There are more than just one type of dog training. In fact, there are several. Depending on what stage your dog is at, depends on what you should train him.

The first is the most important lesson that every dog should be taught. It is Basic Dog Training, a lesson which covers the most important commands of Sit, Lay Down, Wait and Come. Before you train your dog anything else, they must learn the basic training.

After you teach your dog the Basic Training, you should teach him to walk on a leash. Even if you don’t take your dog walking, he should still be taught this incase you are taking him anywhere he might need to be on a leash. For example if you take him to the vet, you need to be able to control him and if he can’t walk on a leash, it will make it harder for you and him.

The next is Secondary Dog Training. This is tricks such as shake, that you can use to entertain guests when they come to lunch, or just to give your dog extra stimulation. Along with this, you should teach your dog some games to play with you such as fetch. This can be used as a reward instead of always giving him food.

Agility training comes in about here. This is teaching jumps, obstacle causes and to follow your lead or commands in an order. Agility is easier for smaller dogs, but bigger dog can also learn the agility tricks.

The last is Advanced Dog Training. These tricks can only be taught once the other lessons (apart from agility) are perfected. These tricks progress other tricks that have already been taught, or introduce a harder skill that takes alot of patience in order to teach.

Just remember to have patience teaching your dog, and don’t rush the tricks. If you rush the tricks then your dog can’t learn them as well, and you will have to go back to them again anyway.

Good luck with your training!

Rachel and the Dogs

Secondary Dog Training


After your dog has learnt the Basic Dog Obedience, he can learn the secondary training. These tricks include shake, rollover, walk backwards, bow and spin. Each of these tricks are taught using the basic dog training, so your dog must learn them tricks first, after all, he can’t rollover from a stand.


Shake is a relatively easy trick to teach. Your dog will give you his paw on command as if shaking hands with you. Your dog needs to be in a sitting position for this trick.

  1. Start by picking your dog’s paw up off the ground, shaking it, and rewarding him.
  2. Continue to do this until your dog understands that this is what you want him to do. Then, start adding the command ‘Shake’ when you pick up his paw.
  3. Continue until your dog can perform this trick on cue with both verbal and non-verbal commands.


This is a very entertaining party trick to teach your dog. First, get your dog in a down/drop position.

  1. Using either food or a favourite toy, move it slowly behind his back, guiding him to roll toward it.
  2. Once he has done so, reward. Continue to do this until he understands, then, add in the command ‘Rollover’ or just ‘Over’ as you do the motion.
  3. Once your dog understands the command, try doing this trick standing, without the hand signal. If this doesn’t work, lean closer to your dog and add the hand signal, but be more vage with it. Don’t use the toy or food, just losely move your hand in an arc over the dogs head as if showing him where to roll.
  4. This trick will progress over time if you keep doing it, and it will get easier for him to roll. Depending on the dogs size and breed, it will either be easy for him to roll straight away, or take him a while to get used to the motion.


This trick can easily be confused with ‘Down/Drop’. That is why I recommend you use the ‘Drop’ command instead of the ‘Down’ command because the dog can easily get confused with the words. To teach this trick, your dog must be in a standing position.

  1. Hold the food in your fingertips, and slowly bring it down until your dog is in a bow position. If he doesn’t go into a bow position, gently push on his shoulders. As soon as he goes into a bow position, reward. If he lay’s down do not reward him, just try again.
  2. Continue doing this until your dog knows what he is supposed to do.
  3. Now add in the command ‘Wait’ as your dog goes into the bow position. Then command ‘Bow’ before releasing and rewarding your dog.
  4. Continue this and gradually move further away as you give the command and eventually your dog will be able to bow from any distance.

Walk Backwards

This trick is a fun trick to teach as, your dog can walk backwards, and forewards, backwards and forewards, on your command. You will need your dog in a standing position for this trick.

  1. First, grab handful of treats, and hide them in your hand (treats are best for this trick). Next, gently push into your dogs snout, making him walk backwards.
  2. This time, add the command ’Back’ right from the first backwards step. Repeat the command several times as your dog walks backwards. Reward.
  3. As you progress, push your dog further and further back, walking with him, then reward after you have stopped pushing and said the command. Continue to say back as you walk with your dog, but only about three times, with pauses.
  4. You will have to continue this for quite a while, unless your dog is a fast learner like my dog Sasha is, but eventually your dog will understand the command, and be able to walk backwards away from you, whilst your are standing in the one place.


This trick may make your dog dizzy, so don’t over do it! You will need to get your dog in a standing position for this trick.

  1. Hold some treats in your hand, so your dog knows they’re there, but keep them hidden. Then, hold them near your dogs snout and slowly move your hand around in a circle. If your dog doesn’t follow your hand, use some encouragement, like shaking your hand or saying ‘Come’ as you move your hand in a circle.
  2. Once your dog has done one revolution stop and reward.
  3. After a you have done this a few times, start giving the command ‘Spin’ after your dog has done one revolution, before rewarding.
  4. Once your dog understands the command, gradually stop doing the hand signals. Eventually your dog will be able to do a full revolution on command, with or without hand signals.

Through the Legs

This trick is fairly easy to teach, as the dog just has to walk through your legs once they are spread apart, either from behind or infront.

From Behind

  1. Tell him to ‘Sit’ and then ‘Wait’. Stand a few feet infront of him and folding the food between your legs say ‘Come’. Your dog may be reluctant to go through your legs, and he may need a bit of incouragment. An easy way to encourage him is to hold the treats at his nose and slowly lead him through your legs. Reward.
  2. Once your dog understands what you are teaching him, use the command ‘Through’ or ‘Under’. Try to stop using the hand signal and only using the verbal command.

From Infront

  1. To teach him to walk through from the front, do this in reverse. Stand infront of your dog and hold the food behind you so that your dog can see it through your spread legs. Command ‘Come’ and reward. If he is reluctant encourage him the same way as in the reverse of this trick.
  2. Once your dog understands what you are teaching him, use the command ‘Through’ or ‘Under’. Try to stop using the hand signal and only using the verbal command.

These tricks are Secondary Dog Training. Once you have taught these tricks, have a bit of fun with them, and try doing them in sequence, and put on a show for guests. But just remember to praise your dog, and have fun. Or try these Party Tricks which involve a bit of Secondary and Advanced dog training, as well as a small part of agility. They are fun tricks to teach and will entertain any guests.

All the best with your training,

Rachel and the Dogs

Advanced Dog Training


These are the some of the hardest tricks either to teach, or for your dog to learn. Most of these tricks are progressed on from Secondary Dog Training so it is important that your dog can perform these tricks before learning the advanced. Advanced tricks include wave, play dead, weave walking, beg and more. Before you teach your dog these tricks, it is important that he can perform the secondary and basic tricks on command.

  • Wave
    Wave can take alot of time to teach. If your dog understands the non-verbal command for shake (simply putting your hand out to take his paw) it makes teaching this trick a little less confusing for your dog.

    1. Either command ‘Shake’ or put your hand out to your dog, but don’t grab it. Let your dog’s paw reach out and go back to the ground. This is the ‘Wave’ motion. Reward after he has done so.
    2. Repeat doing this twice in a row before reward the next time, and then three times in a row a few times after that. Try to get your dog to wave at least four times in a row on a single command.
    3. After you have done this four or five times, start adding in the command ‘Wave’ as you finish the motion. Always reward after you have given the command.

    This trick may take a while to teach, but eventually your dog will be able to wave goodbye to guests on command.


    Once you have taught your dog to beg, he can say please for his food. You will need to get your dog in a sitting position for this trick.

    1. Hold some tricks in your finger tips, so your dog can see them, and put them above his head making him look up. Jiggle your hand in an encouraging way to try to make him take his front paws off the ground. If he does so, reward.
    2. If he is reluctant to take his paws off the ground, you will have to help him, by asking for his paw, and if he can shake both paws ask  for both, otherwise pick up his other paw and put him in a beg position. After holding him there for a few seconds, command ‘Beg’ and reward before letting him go.
    3. Keep doing this until your dog needs less incouragment to go up on his hind legs, and gradully stop doing the hand signals. This trick may take longer to teach but continue on with the exercise, and your dog will get it eventually.

    Play Dead

    This trick is just an extension from rollover. Warm up with a few ‘rollovers’ before doing this trick.

    1. With either treats or a favourite toy, hold it above them and slowly make your dog rollover, but stop him by putting your hand on his belly and commanding ‘Wait’, once he is laying on his back.
    2. Keep him in this position for a few seconds, then command ‘Dead Dog’ or ‘Play Dead’ and reward.
    3. Continue with this until you can do it from a standing positon, and make your dog stay in this position for about 5 seconds after he is completely still. This is a very entertaining party trick, that can be part of a small act with other tricks.

    Weave Walking

    This trick is a progression from ‘Through the Legs’. Your dog will walk through the gap between your legs as you walk, several times. Before you begin, hold some treats in your hand and practice the ‘Through the Legs’ trick.

    1. Put one foot infront of the other with a wide enough gap that your dog can walk through.
    2. Command ‘Through’ or ‘Under’ and lead your dog through your legs. This may be a little confusing for your dog because he will be used to going through your legs from the front or back, or he might get it straight away. You may need to encourage him.
    3. Once he has done so, reward. Now with him standing on the other side of your body, put your other leg foreword and using the same process lead him through the gap. Reward.
    4. For this trick, you can either use the same command as you use for ‘Through the Legs’ or you could use the command ‘Weave’. Although if you have taught, or are teaching your dog ‘Wave’ then they may get the commands confused. You could also use the opposite command to what you use for ‘Through the Legs’, for example if you use ‘Through’, use ‘Under’ for ‘Weave Walking’ instead.

    Whichever command you use, begin to use it after you have done the first exercise about four times. The trick ‘Weave Walking’ would usually consist of four ‘Weaves’ however it doesn’t matter how many you do. Gradually stop doing the hand signal and only work using the verbal command.

    Half Turn

    This can be a progression from ‘Spin’ although it is only a half revolution.

    1. First, stand with your dog infront of you and hold some treats to his snout. Then slowly move them behind him encouraging him to follow. When he has done the half revolution, reward.
    2. Repeat this a few times so that he vaguely knows what you want him to do. Now add in the command ‘Turn’ or ‘Half’ after your dog has completed the half turn. Reward.

    Progress this trick and slowly take the hand movement away. Try to only do this trick using a verbal command. It may take a while for your dog to work out that you don’t want him to do a full revolution.

    Back Through the Legs

    This trick is a progression from ‘Walking Backwards’. With your dog standing infront of you facing the same way you are, he walks bacwards between your open legs. However this trick is harder to teach because it is unnatural for your dog to be facing away from you, and it is important that he does.

    1. Start by holding some treats to your dogs snout with him standing in front of you facing the same way you are.
    2. Then spread your legs apart and gently push into his snout forcing him to walk backwards. Make him walk backs until his is completely on the other side of your body. Reward.
    3. Continue this process several times and then add in the command ‘Back’. Using the same command for this as ‘Walking Backwards’ won’t confuse your dog as much as changing it will. It is still walking backwards exept in a different direction.
    4. Gradually take away the hand movement and only use the verbal command. Eventually your dog will get used to the motion. This can be a fun trick to perform with your dog and is entertaining to watch. Something that will amaze anyone.

    Fun Idea – You can put ‘Walking Backwords’, ‘Half Turn’ and ‘Back Through the Legs’ together and make an entertaining performance with heel work to music. You can include tricks such as ‘Spin’, ‘Weave Walking’ and ‘Rollover’ as well. Use your imagination!

    Figure Eight

    This trick is also a progression form ‘Through the Legs’. Your dog weaves around and through your legs in a figure-8 motion.

    1. With your dog standing at your side, lead him through your legs from the front to the back.
    2. Then lead him to the other side of your body.
    3. Next, lead him through your open legs from to front to the back.
    4. Now repeat this step several times before adding in the commands ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ for the leg that he is going around. Gradually stop using the hand movement and only work using the verbal command.

    This is also a great trick to do in a heelwork performance.

    Good luck with your training!

    Rachel and the Dogs

3 quick dog leash lessons

It is important that your dog can walk on a leash. Even if you never take your dog walking. But before you start training him on the leash he needs to learn the Basic Dog Training. He needs to know how to walk on a leash incase you take him to the vet or a friends house and you need to be able to control him.

    1. Hook the leash onto your dog’s collar, and with your dog standing on the left side of your body, start walking.
    2. Your dog will most likely want to walk ahead of you. To stop him from doing this, is not to tug on the leash every time he does so, becasue if you do this he won’t learn that pulling ahead is bad, he will just not like going on walks. But the answer is to just stop walking until he comes back to. If you do this and he does come back to where you are standing, reward him and continue walking. Or you could just randomly change direction if he starts pulling. If you change direction alot your dog will naturally walk next to you wondering where you are going to go next.
    3. Either way your dog will learn to walk next to you on the leash. When he does, reward him.

    Walking your dog on the leash can be fun for both you and your dog. You and him can go for day trips to the beach, and to parks if your dog can walk on the leash properly, and happily.

    Good Luck with your training,