Many families have large dogs such as German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Golden Retrievers, Great Danes, Mastiffs, and the like. Big dogs, small dogs, medium dogs; they are all great and all of them make our lives just that much better. One of the activities that almost every dog owner loves to do is to “walk their dog”.
Walking your dog normally requires some form of training. The dog needs to get used to the leash and to understand that they need to walk on the leash with you. This can often start out to be a slightly physical situation because most dogs start their training by pulling on the leash. Your part of the training is to direct them back and slowly discontinue their pulling.
When you have a big dog and you are not that big, this part of the training can be a problem. You need to be able to “be big” to gain your dog’s respect and focus so you can let him know he needs to behave. We have a great, fool-proof solution. Please read our dog training article on “Walking Your Large Dog” to “become big” and have a great time walking your dog.