Dog Leash Walking - Walk Away

Train your dog to walk away if the leash is tight
It is important that your dog understands that if the leash is tight he should walk the other direction, or "walk away". This video shows simple steps to make this happen. 
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Thank you for the information on Dog Leash walking. The videos have been helpful to watch and learn from them. I will have to go t... Read More
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