Head Halter Acclimation Tips

If you decide to use a head halter, be sure to acclimate your puppy for 2 weeks before adding the leash. Lure your puppy’s nose through the nose band and rest the halter gently on the bridge of her nose.  Repeat a few times every day for a week.  During week 2, put the head…

Prompting Tips

Prompting:  It is only fair to let puppies know what we mean by polite walking.  You should decide what walking means to you and your family.  Do you want your puppy next to your left knee? Right knee? Ranging no more than 2 feet in front of you?  This first tip shows you how to…

Backwards Walking

This fun little tip really builds relationship.  It helps with coming with called and walking politely on leash.  Stand toe to toe with your puppy. Gather the leash into your right hand.  Have treats in both hands directly in front of your puppy’s nose. Step backwards.  Your puppy will nibble along the treat as she…

Backward walking with pivot

Once your puppy is happily coming along with you, you can add a pivot so you are walking forward together. Turn away so that your puppy is on your left side.  No treats in your left hand.  Move a treat from your right to left hand when you have had a couple of good walking…