mnp13 wrote:Marinepits wrote:He heeled so well without a leash... when you walk do you keep a loose leash or a tight one? When you pull tight, he will pull forward.
No such thing as a loose leash with Mac. He'll charge right to the end and pull automatically.
but... without the leash on he walked very well, didn't he? Here's an experiment; do the same thing as yesterday and then very quietly clip the leash on. Keep working with him as if it is not there, and if/when he steps out of line give him a small tug on the leash.
He really did -- that's what so weird about all of this! I've never had him off-leash outside before, just because I didn't want him taking off into the woods, chasing whatever wildlife he saw. I was SO surprised when he just heeled without me asking. (I was also very proud of him!)
I think I'll try what you said with a "quiet" leashing. Let's see how slick I can be.