Rhapsody in Bloo

A dogumentary of my life with my hooman

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Teaching my dog loose leash

I’ve had my loving beast for almost two years now and we have learned so many things together. He has learned to catch a frisbee like nobody’s business, he’s learned to sit, stay, find it, leave it, touch, come, jump through a hula hoop and fetch a stick.

The one thing that escapes us is walking nicely on a leash. Walking Bloo is not only a work out on my legs because nothing less than hiking to a top of a mountain tires him out, but it’s also a workout on my arms. As soon as I open up the door to go out, he takes off like a bat out of hell only he has a person attached to the other end of the leash. If I don’t hold on for dear life, I fear I might find myself on the ground and being dragged like a draft-horse pulling trees.

So tonight, I have been doing some research on how to teach a dog how to walk with a loose leash and I thought I’d share in case you too have been working out your arms walking your dog.