I like taking my beagle for a walk. Candy will go to the door, when I get the leash. She does sit and wait, but once I put the leash on her and open the door, she bolts and takes me for a drag.
So I did a google search, to find some tips on what I could do, to master the walk with my beagle. While searching youtube, I found Your Dog Guru. I found his site, and contacted him. I gave him my email and phone number. Fifteen minutes later, my phone rang. It was Your Dog Guru. Wow I was impressed, because I was just expecting an email maybe in a few weeks.
He told me that I need to get my beagle to learn to walk with me. That’s a whole lot better than her dragging me every where. He told me I needed to teach Candy to walk with me, I needed to change the direction that I walk but be a little more unpredictable with my movement and work on keeping a slack leash. She needs to walk with me, and learn my motion.
He actually talked to my husband over the phone for a full hour! He told us both, that we should talk to our beagle out only when he is calm and does something right reinforce good behavior Pet her, praise her and give her affection every time she does something right. Not just for when we take for a walk. Anything she does right in the house. The praises need to be calm, nothing over the top. He says that this build stronger relationship with your dog and builds a deeper bond. So they will look to you more for guidance and they will have confidence in your as their leader.
So I tried these tips. I instantly saw a change in our Candy. She was very hyper before. Her previous owners, never walked her. She was cooped up in a small apartment.
So she learned to be anxious, and hyper. By using his training tips, we are building a better relationship with her. She is becoming a really enjoyable companion.
Both my husband and I take time to walk with her. We are also teaching our son to do the same. Some mornings my husband walks her, and some days I do. The video below will go over some of the tips, that he gave us on the phone.
Your Dog Guru Mastering the Walk Video
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