A loose-leash-walking lesson http://www.rex-treks.com/apps/photos/ A loose-leash-walking lesson At the tight end of a long leash Meet L.J. She runs all the way to the end of the leash. I stop, but she persists. http://www.rex-treks.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=154903358 154903358 At the tight end of a short leash Despite no forward motion, she still tries to pull us on. I prefer a shorter leash so that I can stop the moment she picks up speed, thereby not allowing her to get running. http://www.rex-treks.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=154903359 154903359 Checking in Curious as to why we are not moving, she looks to me for answers. This is GREAT! We call it "checking in" and encourage it to further build a bond for cooperation. http://www.rex-treks.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=154903355 154903355 At the loose end of a short leash She begins to learn that pulling leads to stopping, and that matching my pace is the trick to moving forward. http://www.rex-treks.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=154903357 154903357 At the loose end of a long leash As she shows more consistency, I begin to give her more line, so that she knows she can earn more freedom of range, as long as she keeps my pace. http://www.rex-treks.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=154903356 154903356