In pet stores today a wide range of dog leash various types: roulette, chain, harness or a regular nylon leashes. However the design leads in the majority of cases do not vary. So if you suddenly want to please yourself and your pet a beautiful accessory, you can try to do it yourself.
To begin with, of course, is to buy a ready-made leash, which you will want. Of course, it is possible to make a leash with your hands, for example, to take a few leather cords, weave them, make a loop for the hand with one hand and attach the carabiner on the other. But this accessory might be purchased to give a lead in strength, which is important especially for owners of large breed dogs.
So, by purchasing (or having made) leash basis, you can buy everything you need to decorate in any sewing store. For example, if the basis was taken thin leather or canvas leash can be decorated with various metal studs, badges, chains, buttons, rhinestones, lace, appliqués and so on.
There are many options for decorating a leash for a dog, they are limited only by the imagination of the person who undertook the manufacture of this accessory. Importantly, the final result of your work thing was not just beautiful, but also comfortable and functional.
Advice 2: How to put a leash on the dog
A dog living in the city, from puppyhood have to get used to wearing a collar and a leash. The sooner you begin to teach the animal to these useful accessories, the better. A well-trained dog will calmly walk on a leash without causing inconvenience to the owner and others.
You will need
- - leash;
- - dainty;
- the ball or other toy.
For a start, put on a puppy collar. Most dogs get used to the new sensations pretty quickly – after a few days your pet will cease to notice it. If the dog persists in trying to get rid of the new clothes, examine the collar. It can RUB the animal's neck, or button up too tightly. Adjust the degree of tension or adjust the collar for a more comfortable model.
When the dog gets used to the collar, comes the turn of the leash. Select the appropriate model with a sturdy carabiner, securely fixed on the collar. Leash length should allow the dog to move a long distance.
Let the dog sniff the leash. Attach it to the collar and take the dog for a walk. For a start, then release it to run freely. The leash should not restrict the movement of the dog. For the first walk was a half hour.
It is important that the leash in conscious dogs was associated exclusively with positive emotions. Donning and removing it, give the dog a treat. The result is a smart pet will quickly associate delicious things, the long-awaited walk and the leash together and will not resist fees.
If the dog refuses to walk on a leash, whines and lies down, don't yell at her or try to punish. Give the dog a treat, encouraging him to get up and take a few steps. You can throw the ball forward and run after him with the pet. Gradually the dog will understand that life on the leash is not so bad.
When the dog gets used to walking on a leash, start to teach him how to discipline. Animal living in the city, should understand the command "Next" and quietly walk beside the owner on a short leash. If you gave the command, be consistent. Hold the dog, not allowing it to run. However, be attentive to her needs – do not pull or yank the dog if he decided to stay on urgent business. Wait pet, and continue.
From time to time let the dog to run at large. Small dog can do it in the wasteland, or the dog Park. Large dog get out of town – most breeds needs a good exercise.
Advice 3: How to teach your dog not to pull leash
Quite often inexperienced dog owners, unwittingly, give the puppy a habit to pull a master. It really spoils the relation to the dog, often turning a walk into a real torture for the owner. To wean the dog to pull the leash much easier than to teach her team "going next." This skill is quite simple to bring up to the standard of conduct.
Before you start training, you have 3-5 days to accustom the dog to "tie" the collar. This collar should sit tight, but somewhat freer, and compared with ordinary soft collar (under it should consist of four fingers).
Playing with a dog is best done in a secluded place, on a small platform, where you can move in any direction. First grab the leash long, 3-5 meters, start moving. As soon as the dog starts to pull the leash and drag you along, say the dog's name (in a calm voice, but with conscription intonation) and make a few short but sharp jerks. It should greatly slow their movement almost to a stop. Then change the direction.
Changing direction, you need to ensure that the dog followed you. To do this you can use a series of gentle jerks that will force the pet to follow the trainer. Remember that the jerks should be immediately interrupted when the dog stop pulling on the leash. In addition, it is very important to praise the dog, in that case, if she approaches you give her a treat. This exercise should be repeated at least 5 times in a row. For example, first you can go directly after a few meters, turn right, walk another 3-5 meters and so on.
At this stage it is important to ensure that the dog followed you. The signal for this will be the utterance of her nickname. When training it is extremely important to maintain a positive emotional background, for this the dog need to constantly talk.
In the next stage, it is impossible to pronounce the dog's name, that is, if the dog starts pulling the leash, you simply need produce a few jerks. Impact on the dog should stop when the dog stops to tug master. Do not forget to praise and reward your pet a treat.
In the second stage, you explain to the dog your requirements. They must mean for her: "If you're not pulling for yourself, then you will be fine, you wouldn't be disturbed, and will give a treat and praise". The problem is that training dogs with "tight" collar does not necessarily mean that the pet will obey you when you wear a regular soft collar. To do this, go to the next stage.
Fasten to the dog leash two: one on a soft collar, the other strict. Now when the dog tries to pull you along, first make a dash for the "soft" leash, and then after one second for "strict". After a few workouts you must increase the interval to 3-5 seconds, while increasing the power jerks.
With each workout you must increase the force of jerks, but to reduce their number. Also, if the first stage you were constantly changing the trajectory, the last stage is dominated by rectilinear motion. Remember that first single training session should last only 5-7 minutes, but during the walk such sessions should be several. You can gradually increase the time to 30-40 minutes.
At the end of the workout, adjust the leash on the "soft" and give the command "Forward." For the dog it should mean that after that she tells you to pull over. This will allow her to rest and discharged.
Advice 4: How to teach your dog to walk on a leash
Even if your dog is well-behaved and while walking not paying attention to passers-by, cars, dogs and cats, to walk in busy places better on the leash. You should accustom your pet to this subject. Few dogs perceive the limitation of freedom with ease, so to accustom the animal to the leash gradually.
Accustom the dog to the leash only when she's fully accustomed to the collar. If you put on your pet two unfamiliar objects, he may be frightened and behave not absolutely adequately.
The first time, fasten the leash to the collar not on the walk, and at home. Let the dog walk with him friend to her room. Otherwise distract the animal from trying to chew an unfamiliar subject. In any case, do not use the leash as a toy.
The first time, fasten the leash to your dog's collar only 5-10 minutes. And undo it only when the pet is calm and not in the moment fight with a strange thing. So you eliminate the chance of fixing the negative response of the dog on a leash.
Wear a leash to your dog's collar at least two times a day. When it ceases to resist and protest, teach her to walk on a leash in the apartment, treating with something tasty. The number of treats, gradually reduce, turning a walk on a leash in the routine.
For the first time outside on a leash, the dog is again nervous, panicked, scared and refuse to move. Try to calm her down, talk to her gently, stroke, treat favorite treat. Curiosity, as a rule, quickly defeats the remnants of fear, and the dog hits the road.
During the walk do not pull the dog against her will, don't hurt her. Try to gently control the pet, as if suggesting him in the direction of movement.
But at the same time don't let the dog pull you against your will. If necessary, it is better to make one sharp but short jerk of the leash. Remember that effort on your part you need to change the behavior of the pet, not for intimidation or punishment. The dog will quickly realize that the tension on the leash leads to unpleasant feelings and learn to adjust your movements to fit your desires.