Roxi and Bella and to the team. There is more than one way to teach loose leash walking. If one method doesn't work you try another. What works best with Sundance is reversing direction every time the leash gets tight. After a few times of reversing he's right by my side. Google loose leash walking. You'll find tips, instructions and videos. Good luck. Wliberty
Hello dog lovers! My name is Melissa and I am new to the group. I joined because I have a Border Collie named Bella that is a year old that quite frankly is the love of my life. We are partners in crime, and I wanted to join a group with people that can appreciate not only dogs, but their pets, too!
I grew up with a Border Collie and always told myself that when I could get one of my own, it would be the same breed. And I am happy I did so!
When I've had a long day at work, I always know I have that little face waiting for me ready to play (or show me the holes she dug from having to wait for me). Now before I sound anymore obsessed than I already do, I want to share the main reason I am joining this group:
When I first got Bella I took her for walks, went to obedience classes, etc. I felt like a wonderful owner that spoiled her little friend. However, now that I have a new job that limits my time, Bella has not had as much adventure as I would like her to be enjoying. It also doesn't help that she is a puller on the leash, and after obedience class and many, MANY walks, she still hasn't broken the habit and I sit there patiently waiting for some slack on the leash.
So why am I rambling on about this? Because this is where your help comes! I need dog inspiration not only for me, but for my little friend. I'm on this site to be in shape and feel my healthiest, but I have noticed I am not doing the same for my dog which isn't fair. So I hope to gain any useful ideas and suggestions to help!
I look forward to what this group has to offer, especially the support as I stop making excuses and grab the leash each night to make Bella one healthier, happier dog! :)
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