Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Gromit walking on a Loose Leash

The walk is paramount in helping to create the pack bond. We learn from a young age to walk nicely with Mum, it is acceptable to walk by her side or slightly behind her, but not out ahead of her. Unless we are "freed" to walk anyway we like, we have to walk nicely by her side. 
Gromit has learned to walk without pulling on the leash. He is also learning to walk with 2 other dogs and to walk nicely in order. He is a very strong dog and if he decides to pull, it can be very treacherous for Mum, but now that he is trained to walk nicely, he will be a pleasure to walk with.

Hopefully Gromit's pack will benefit from all the training we've done and hopefully, they will enforce the rules of the pack too, so that Gromit will be a well balanced dog.



At 2:36 AM, Blogger Maggie and Mitch said...

That does it! Send us your address, Kimi! Mom is packing us up to spend January with you and Rummy! She says the one thing she can't stand is the pulling bit on the leash!
You've done a fabulous job with Gromit! His hoomans will be so pleased!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Rachel J. said...

What training technique did you use to teach loose-leash walking? I need some help on that end. :\

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At 2:37 AM, Blogger Moco said...

Good job. We could use some of that training.

At 9:51 AM, Blogger Sherry said...

Does Gromit stay in place if a squirrel runs past? Miro has taken up a sudden STRONG interest in squirrels. He used to ignore them.
Sherry & Alanis
I'm trying to do the world a service by cutting down the number of squirrels. -Miro


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