Here are a few pictures of me helping a friend with some dog training in Long Beach at Bluff Park. In these photos I am teaching the proper way to hold the leash. You can see in previous posts that I am trying to mainly use positive reinforcement with this dog. However, I still feel it’s important to learn how to handle the leash properly. I also think using some kind of a slip collar to prevent accidental escaping is important. Especially when working next to a busy road like Ocean, here we are using a traditional training collar. You may notice the collar is a bit too big for this dog. A limited slip would work just as well. a limited slip collar is sometimes called a martingale collar.
Holding the leash properly will improve your leash handling and timing. If you are primarily using food in the training the leash does seem to get in the way sometimes. In the beginning you can get around this problem by ignoring the leash when the dog is focused on the food. After you gain some proficiency in leash handling you can use the leash and food lures/rewards at the same time.
Dog Training at Bluff Park in Long Beach
dog training Long Beach
Dog Training Bluff Park Long Beach. Here we are chatting about the next step
Praise during a dog training session in Long Beach
A training dog in Long Beach at Bluff Park
Leash handling for effective dog training at Bluff Park in Long-Beach