A dog’s ability to obey commands depends much on the person who teaches him or her these dog training techniques. In your case, your dog’s behavior can be quite unpredictable. However, a dog is not likely to know a simple command anyway. You’ll need to take the lead in the beginning and gradually teach your dog simple tricks. You can easily begin by getting him used to using a hand lead, a collar and a lead.
The first step in dog training is to figure out what you want your dog to do. Once you know what this is, you can begin the technique to command your dog to walk on a lead. Lead your dog through a series of simple steps and always keep him/her involved in the process. A simple ‘sit’ or a simple command like ‘stay’ can make all the difference. After a few tries, you should see your dog begins to follow your commands and start walking with you.
The reason this dog training technique is so effective is because your dog will connect the command with his actual experience of the world around him/her. The dog sees his/her owner as the leader. Dogs are very sensitive creatures and this sensitivity to their owners is what leads to dogs wanting to please their masters. In order to teach your dog this, you must be able to establish yourself as the leader. This can be done by walking behind or in front of your dog as you speak. Never lead with your voice, use your lead whenever appropriate.
You need to be consistent in your commands. If your dog follows your lead without question, your dog will quickly begin to associate the command with your firm presence and authority. You need to be sure to always use the same phrase every time. Make it the same each time, and it will become second nature to your dog. The phrase should also be short enough to be remembered by your dog.
To command your dog to walk on a lead, there are many different things that you can do. You can have a friend hold a treat above your dog’s head and shout the command whenever he/she starts to move in the correct direction. You can do the same by calling out the phrase over again until your dog understands. You can use something as simple as a praise-giving noise, such as a clap of your hand or a smile. This will get the dog to pay attention to you, and eventually learn to obey your commands.
You can also teach your dog to walk on a lead by having him/her sit or lie down next to you. Put your arm around your dog’s waist and hold onto his/her shoulders with both hands, and then say the command to walk. Give plenty of praise when they follow your lead.
This is a very simple technique to command your dog to walk. There is no need to spend a lot of money on complicated dog training equipment. Just remember to use short, simple commands and you will see results very quickly!
It’s a good idea to have a ‘lead line’ with you to practice this on. Put your fingers in front of your dog’s neck, and rub your hands together as if you are rubbing your hands together when telling him to sit. As your dog gets used to you touching his neck, move your fingers farther back until they touch the ground. Practice this in your home and you should be able to quickly move from using your ‘walk on a loose leash’ command your ‘sit on a lead’ command.
Practice this on a daily basis. Every time you put your dog on a loose lead line, you should immediately check that his/her collar is on and that he/she’s still on a lead. If your dog does not immediately walk on a loose lead line, you need to make a few corrections to his/her training method. If you are unsure of your correction technique just ask your dog if he/she feels safe and comfortable. If they do feel comfortable, you can then proceed with the correction and proceed to teach your dog how to walk on a lead without a correction.
You will be able to command your dog to walk on a lead when your hand motion is forward and your fingers are on top of his/her shoulder blades. Your wrist should also be moving forward and your head and shoulders should be relaxed. This is the ‘fight or flight’ response that your dog gets when they hear or see a perceived threat. As your dog moves forward keep your arm out to the side and move your head and shoulders forward also. You should be breathing heavily at the end of the lesson but hopefully your dog will learn what you’re talking about and your commands will be simple and effective!