Handler Skill Building

Regardless of what type of equipment you use to walk your dog; you as the walker have a huge amount of influence as to how the dog responds and how much you trigger the Opposition Response.  A handler has three fundamental ways that they can easily change how effectively and positively they affect their dog; position relative to the dog, use of signals, and body posture.

Below are two easy, effective techniques to help interrupt the cycle of bracing and pulling: “Meet & Melt” and “Leash Stroking”.