Getting Started with Leash Training

As you walk your dog, train him to walk at your side. It’s important to control him so that he won’t jump on children, other dogs or adults, frightening or possibly injuring them. Begin walking with your dog on soft surfaces, such as dirt, sand or grass. If you walk your dog in wooded areas during the summer, check his eyes, hair, coat and feet for foxtails, seeds, dirt and ticks.