Leash Handling

Notes for proper leash handling:

  • Ask your consultant how to do a “leash lock” instead of wrapping your leash around your hand or wrist (which can cause damage in some situations). Here is a video: https://youtu.be/7F6K6NJOUeY 
  • Practice shortening and lengthening your leash to keep your dog at the desired distance
  • Hold your leash to your center of gravity to stay on balance and make it easier to hold onto your dog. Try holding your hand in the following positions to see which you prefer:
    • Thumb to belly button
    • Thumb to hip
  • Remember that the leash is a safety and management tool, not a training tool

Here is one way to work with a leash: https://youtu.be/w3gC5GTj4QM