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Many Dog Parents Make This Big Leash Training Mistake, But It’s Fixable!

Written by: Molly Weinfurter
Molly Weinfurter is a writer for iHeartDogs, and she’s passionate about helping animals in need. She volunteers for Bailing Out Benji and a local dog rescue.Read more
| Published on September 14, 2023

Reviewed by: Amber LaRock

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Amber LaRock

Amber LaRock is a writer and reviewer for iHD. She is a Licensed Vet Tech with 12 years of experience in the field, and she now creates informative content for pet parents.Read more

If you’re working on leash training with your dog, you may be making a common mistake without realizing it.

When teaching your dog to walk nicely beside you, they might cut in front of you to grab their rewards. Most dog parents hold the leash next to their dog and grab treats with the opposite hand, causing the dog to reach across their handler to get to the treat.

This mistake can lead to your dog cutting in front of you more often and potentially tripping you. So, fixing this mistake early on can make it easier to set your dog up for success.

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