At Dogs By Andy K-9 Services, we believe on-leash training is the gateway to off-leash training in Charlotte.
If you have decided to get a dog, you may be weighing the options when it comes to leash training. Do you really need to keep them on a leash all the time? Can’t they learn your expectations off-leash? At Dogs By Andy K-9 Services, we believe on-leash training is the gateway to off-leash training. You will have much better results as a dog owner when you begin with on-leash training before giving your dog the opportunity to go leash-free.
Leash training is beneficial for several reasons, including developing the bond between you as the owner and your dog. Additionally, you will feel that you have more control, can protect your dog from unsafe stimuli, and can relax in a variety of situations. If you’re out for a walk in your neighborhood and you are approached by another dog, how does your pup react? Dogs who feel insecure may often growl or snarl at the other dog in order to protect themselves and their territory. However, keeping your dog on a leash will protect him or her from an unsafe situation. Giving your dog the boundaries of a leash will also help overcome feelings of insecurity, creating a positive situation for both of you.
Some people worry that leash training is unfair or unkind to a dog, but the opposite is actually true. As long as you are with your dog when he or she is on the leash, and you’re not leaving your dog alone in the yard all day and all night on a leash, the experience is very beneficial. Using a leash to train a dog will help you get a better understanding for how your dog reacts in certain situations, which will give you more insight into the best ways to overcome fear and aggression.
The process of leash training a dog can feel overwhelming, but just remember that walking on a leash without pulling is a learned behavior. No dog is born knowing exactly how to behave when he or she is on a leash, so you’ll need to have patience and reward even small improvements as your pooch learns this skill.
Once you have mastered walking, meeting and greeting nicely and have confidence your dog will not test your limits, only then does off-leash training become an option. Because you and your dog trust one another in terms of communication and safety, you will find that your off-leash training is more successful and fulfilling.
At Dogs By Andy K-9 Services, we have a dog training school that provides well-rounded training for dog owners and their companions in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. We can teach basic skills, as well as more advanced commands depending upon your needs and the personality of your dog. You can choose from:
- Six weeks of 45-minute to 1-hour weekly lessons for on-leash training
- Ten weeks of 45-minute to 1-hour weekly lessons for off-leash training
Our training is guaranteed for the life of your dog, and lessons can be scheduled at your convenience at our facility. Contact us today to make your dog training appointment. We look forward to working with you!
We provide quality off-leash training for those in Charlotte who want the best results possible for their dog. Typically we start by training dogs to walk well on a leash without pulling or trying to get away. From there, we can start the process of off-leash training to give your pooch more confidence and teach good behaviors.
Whether you have a puppy or an adult dog, on-leash training is perhaps one of the most essential skills you can work on with your pet. At Dogs By Andy K-9 Services, we firmly believe that on-leash training is the key to success in a variety of circumstances and is the gateway to other training opportunities with your dog.
At Dogs By Andy K-9 Services, we provide leash training for dogs in the Charlotte, Concord, Greensboro, Huntersville, Davidson, Gastonia, and Mooresville, North Carolina area, including Myers Park, Weddington, Ballantyne, and SouthPark.