|Barked: Wed Feb 27, '13 7:51am PST |
|You have some good insight. There are "drag" leashes. Only 10-12 inches long. You can leave it attached so you can grab that as he goes dancing by. When he launches, step to the side so he makes no contact. Then quietly grab the short leash & calmly, quietly take him to his spot. No muss, no yelling.
Training recall will help. Two of my favourite books for new dog owners..or new to positive methods are: "The Power of Positive Dog Training" by Pat Miller, and "Train Your Dog Like a Pro" by Jean Donaldson.
Training will tire out his mind, walks will tire out his body. It doesn't need to take tons of time. If you train only during commercials, you will have done 20 minutes of training in a one hour TV show.
As he gets better trained, his confidence & trust in you will increase. That vital bond will strengthen.
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