How to Use a Training Lead

I'm laundry Milan and we're here at the

dog psychology center in Valencia

California I'm here with the DPC

director Jenn grey to show us the proper

usage of a slip lead whoa hey Jenn that

dogs really pulling you I bet you get a

lot of questions about stuff like that

yes we do and a lot of it has to do with

where the leashes place so the leash in

this case is definitely in an improper

position if you have it down low on a

dog especially behind the flat collar

down here if the dog is going to

naturally pull if you put it in the

middle of the neck what's going to

happen when the dog wants something is

they're going to be choked we get a lot

of questions on the slip lead choking a

dog you don't want it in the middle on

the trachea the proper position to have

the leash is up high under the jaw right

behind the ears at the top of the neck

and then we have a stopper on the leash

which you're going to put down not

tightly because you want a little bit of

slack just enough that it doesn't come

up over the head but that way if I give

a correction if the dog corrects you

release the tension the owner needs to

have the leash at their side their arms

relaxed with some slack here so that

they can make a correction if they keep

their arm up tense the dog is going to

feel tense so you want it short but

loose now how can we teach people to

prevent the slip lead from falling back

oh good question

we get that a lot because you want the

lead up here and then people say but it

keeps falling down well the reason for

that is if the dog is pulling it gets

the better of you and gets out and you

keep pulling back that leash keeps

pulling down however if you stop where

you're at walk up the leash get it up

there and keep it there and relax your

arm it will stay up high so a good way

to know whether you're in the right

position with your dog is whether or not

the leash is staying up high on the neck

I have her set up right now to be on my

left so she would be over here the best

way is to turn the lead around so that

essentially when you put the lead on the

part that's coming over

Nick needs to come towards the owner so

another option for a dog and owner that

are getting used to having the slip lead

up high is to utilize our pack leader

color you don't need the slip lead to

take that off this just goes up over the

head but these buckles don't need to be

snug on your dog they have nothing to do

with the control for your dog so have it

nice and loose and then this is where

you attach the leash right here a class

leash and then the slip lead stays up

high on the dog you can keep your flat

collar under so when you take this off

it's still right there or you can remove

your flat part these are adjustable

straps but again don't make it tight it

should be able to be loose around the

dog's neck you put your leash here and

then the slippery stays up high so this

is Connor he's 12 weeks old do you

recommend putting on a slip lead for a

puppy we do but just be aware that

puppies Nick's aren't fully developed

until they're 16 to 18 months old so you

must do it properly that way you get the

puppy used to it at an early age however

aren't harming your puppy's neck so if

you put it on the puppy and have it up

high on the neck a good way is to just

let the puppy drag it around and get

used to it and never have it in the

middle of the throat to where it would

choke your puppy Thank You Jenn for

taking the time out to show us how to

properly use a slip lead absolutely and

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