How to do "Leader walk"



・ Your position and posture in "Leader walk"



When taking a walk, your dog basically walks on the left side of you. In training, dogs walk on the left too, this is common to all countries.

You should hold a leash with your left hand. If you hold it with your right hand, the leash will come in front of you and that's interrupting.


You also should bundle a part of the leash and hold it, and be sure to extend your elbows without bending them.

When your elbows are bent, your arms and shoulders are stiff, which changes the blood flow and a specific odor comes out of your skin.

Dogs have an acute sense of smell, so they can smell the odor and judge if they can move selfishly.

You are the leader, so you should always be natural and calm.

For that, you have to stretch your elbows, stretch your chest, and walk proudly to get respect from your dog.



・ Before starting to walk, let your dog sit down


It is important to let your dog sit down and confirm his obedience before starting to walk.

When it comes time to put on a leash and go out, your dog gets excited and begins to flutter, but you should never react to it and resolutely ignore it.

If your dog can't stay still, pull the leash lightly up (vertically) to sit him down without saying anything.


The place your dog sits is a bit behind you. Make sure your dog's forefoot located slightly behind your toe.



・ Once your dog learns to sit down, then practice "One-step stop".



Once your dog learns to sit down before walking, let's start practicing "One-step stop".

"One-step stop" literally means that you just take one step and stop. This one-step practice is very important. If you can't walk just one step, you will never be able to walk a long distance.


It is natural to start walking from your left foot. Make sure your dog also follows silently, and the moment you stop, your dog sits down. Let's practice this sufficiently.


When your dog takes an arbitrary action, such as smelling the ground, ignoring you and so on, pull a leash lightly up to stop the arbitrary action. If your dog feels tension at his neck, he will know what he is doing is wrong.