Dog Training Made Easy: Walking on the lead - Part 10/25 - YouTube

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Leads, leashes, check cords. Every experienced gun dog owner certainly has one, and probably several, from each category of these canine communication, control and teaching devices. If you don’t have any of these tools in your possession, you probably have either a perfectly trained gun dog or the wildest canine on the planet. Either way, learning more about these training tools will be useful for any gun dog owner-handler-trainer interested in making the training process easier, more efficient and more successful.
For dogs with issues on the walk, the training lead can be a great tool for correcting misbehaviors
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The UberChum Recall Training Lead is perfect for allowing you to build up the distance between you and your dog little by little as you move outdoors to continue recall training.
Attach your dog to the UberChum lead and let out a few arms lengths to let your dog wander off.
Recall your dog using your preferred command which your dog will now know well.
If your dog does not obey your command immediately, give a short sharp tug on the lead and re-issue the command.
Continue to re-issue the recall command and tugging until your dog returns to you. You may need to strengthen the tug slightly to make sure your dog knows it is disobeying. Be careful not to hurt or distress your dog in any way.
Once your dog obeys your command, reward in the normal way with a tasty treat.
As your dog begins to obey using a short length of lead, increase the lead length and continue the recall training until your dog obeys your command from the full 15m length.
Once you are confident that your dog will return to you off the lead, well done, you are finished your recall training. Training a lead dog is somewhat like making big money.
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O TEAM CAN FUNCTION without at least one lead dog and better two, unless the driver is willing to emulate wilderness trappers and slog ahead of his dogs through unbroken trails on snowshoes! (Don't try it!) This is one of the really hard parts of the new dog driver's novitiate. Until you have a dog that will hold the gangline stretched taut while you hook the rest of the team, start on command, stop on command, turn left and right on command, and pass by other teams, obstacles and distractions, you may have a gang of dogs but you don't have a team.
Training a lead dog is somewhat like making big money. It's an uphill struggle to train a lead dog if you don't already have a lead dog, just as it's hard to make millions without seed capital. And, also like getting rich, there are many different schemes that purport to guarantee you can make your first sleddog into a leader. Some of them even work -- sometimes! The best advice I can give you is to adopt one of two courses: either make a leader out of your first broodbitch (if she isn't a leader to start with), or else find someone who's looking for a home for a cast-off racing leader (the top competitors probably won't have anything you could afford, but all those also-rans trying to fight their way into first place tend to shed a lot of hapless sleddogs along the way). Recognise that such a dog may be "burnt-out" and have serious psychological problems, and that there may be an extended adjustment period before the dog will lead for you. It takes patience and understanding to take over somebody else's old leader and get him working for you; this just isn't a 'plug and play' situation.
Dogs learn best from other dogs. Relatively few dog drivers turn out to be superior dog trainers, really. Unless you have already proven yourself by training scores of gun dogs or guard dogs, chances are you won't be a great trainer, either. Therefore, your own homebred dogs have the best chance of becoming leaders if they can learn their skills from a dog who already knows what to do. Such a dog will probably wind up teaching you, too. A bright young dog who is willing to run without another dog in front of him can be hooked at double lead alongside a canny, experienced leader, and in two seasons he may become almost as good as the old dog, without your doing anything except trying hard to avoid making mistakes and messing up the process!THE BASIC COMMAND set that a leader should know is as follows: "out front" (go out to the end of the gangline and hold it taut), "wahead" (starting command -- use whatever suits you but be consistent), "on by" (keep going straight ahead, don't stop, don't investigate that distraction), "gee" (turn to the right), "haw" (turn to the left), "dig, dig" (pull hard), "easy, easy" (slow down), "let's go" (speed up), "whoa" (stop), "no" (don't turn there, don't do that), "stay" (just keep standing there, don't turn or bounce around). You may have a special passing command that you use when overtaking other teams, or you may just use "on by"; you may teach a leader to "come gee" or "come haw" (one-hundred-eighty-degree turn), although it's not essential and may be a liability, because leaders like to do it and will often do it when not commanded, at the worst possible moment! You may eventually manage to teach a leader "gee over" and "haw over" (move to the left or the right side of a wide trail), or "gee a little" and "haw a little" for fine directional control on frozen lakes or where there are confusing multiple snowmobile tracks, etc.
v That's the basic lead dog curriculum in a nutshell. You won't teach it all to your trainee in a single season, unless your dog is a canine genius. Be satisfied, at first, when you have reached the point when you can hook up four to six dogs in an orderly way, go out, run a trail with various turn options in more or less the way you intended, and get home again without big tangles or major hassles. At that point, the hardest part of your dog-driving career is behind you, and you can legitimately call yourself a musher. It may take you six weeks, or six months, or a couple of years. That doesn't matter, because once you have achieved that level of co-ordination between your dogs and yourself, you will have begun to experience the real magic of driving a dog team.