When it comes to effective dog training, remember dogs love to go for walks.
Though as a dog training technique teaching them to get their leash might encourage some late night deliveries, this trick is really neat to watch.
1. When your dog is not wearing her leash, encourage her to take it in her mouth.
2. When she’ll do it readily, say “Get Your Leash!” and praise/click and treat.
3. Fold the leash neatly and secure it with a rubber band or string. Place it on the couch and encourage your dog to get it by saying “Get Your Leash!” and pointing to it.
4. If your dog grabs the leash, click and treat. If your dog’s not interested, encourage her by running over and making a fuss over the leash.
5. Repeat Step 4, but reward only when your dog brings the leash to you.
6. Remove the string and let your dog grab the leash on her own. The weight and pull of the leash may seem awkward at first, but praise your dog as you encourage her to come to you.
7. Go to the area where you keep the leash and place it in an obvious spot. Stand just a few feet away and encourage your dog’s delivery.
8. Extend your distance from the leash as you repeat the request, and reward good deliveries.
Now how’s that for a neat dog training technique!