Tonight during our training class the instructor said, “Hold the leash the correct way.”
Back the truck up a bit, you mean there’s a correct way to hold a leash?
Well dip me in ice and call me a popsicle, I had no idea.
But apparently one of the
show-offs other students, knew the correct way, and she promptly showed off us.
Our instructor says your thumb goes through the leash and you can then accordion the leash into your hand. The leash goes in the opposite hand of the side your dog is on. So if your dogs heels on your left side, the leash is in your right hand and vice versa.
The leash is loose and forms a slight ‘J,’ if your dog gets too far ahead you use your left arm to control the dog.
The instructor says this works better than wrapping the leash around your fist, and also gives you better control.
Did you know this? Why didn’t anyone tell ME?
Our instructor also fit Delilah for a harness tonight, she says it will help with her pulling. We didn’t get outside to practice though because it was too hot.
Do you use a harness on your dog? Have you always used a harness or did you switch? Have you found it makes a difference?