What types of collars are best to train a dog to walk on a leash?

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Training a dog to walk on a leash is an essential part of owning a dog. You’ll most likely need to put your dog on a leash to take him out for walks, to transport him to places like the vet, and maybe even for simple bathroom breaks if you don’t have a yard or enclosed space. One of the most important parts of training your dog to walk on a leash is to get the right type of collar.

Training collars for dogs include the head collar, the chain slip collar and the nylon slip collar. These collars all provide a tightening affect around the dog’s neck when the leash is yanked to correct bad behavior. The goal of training a dog to walk on a leash is to get him to walk calmly, close to you, without being distracted by sights and smells around him. This can be a hard task to accomplish and will take many practice walks before achieving success.

It’s important to use the collar and leash to your advantage when you are walking a dog. By correctly using these tools, you will be able to control the dog and also form a closer bond with the dog. Slight corrections when walking are all you will really need. If your dog starts to pull, quickly jerk the leash and collar. This will startle the dog and snap him out of pulling. Wait for your dog to calm down and then resume walking. Never punish a dog who pulls. Simply correct the behavior before moving on.

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