• Teresa Stanczak

    September 8, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Hi Julia,
    As long as Kush is not leading the walk ( ie dragging you to areas to sniff or pee) then it is up to you what ratio you keep. If your goal is to keep moving for exercise and he really stops at every object, tree or pole then you could alternate between using regular “leash manners” and heeling. If your walking using leash manners and he stops when you want to keep moving just says his name keep walking and pump the leash when there is any tension.

    Depending on the frequency and intensity of his dog aggression you may want to ” heel” more often than you let him sniff. You can always free him up intermittently in certain places that you know are is his favorite to sniff and pee.