Scout & Spanky were experiencing several behavior problems, including leash pulling and leash reactivity.
It seems that smaller dogs are more likely to get away with leash pulling and leash reactivity. This is probably because the leash pulling is easily managed (usually doesn’t take much to hold a small dog back, right?) and the reactivity (barking, lunging, etc.) doesn’t look quite so threatening coming from a tiny dog!
However, it’s important to remember that little dogs are canines, too, and they experience the same benefits from walking properly as their larger compadres. When leash behavior improves, the quality of life for both dog and owner improves with it!
After working with Heart of Texas Dog Training, Spanky & Scout learn how to politely walk on a leash for each owner in less than 30 minutes. Now that this has been accomplished, their owners are looking forward to taking them on many more walks, in many new places!
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Spanky & Scout can now walk on a leash nicely, and have come a long way in a short period of time, but there are still a few other issues to address! Stay tuned for more updates…