Volunteers are teaching Mack to sit using a clicker. Then we decided to add touch the ball with his nose trick. You can see the confusion, but he's trying to figure out the game.
You can see more puppy and dog training videos on the Best Friends Pet Resort YouTube.
What does your dog need to know? How to stand still at your side on a loose leash. If she can't stand still without pulling, it is unlikely she can walk without pulling ahead at a faster pace than you walk and getting out of position.
By being able to stand still with a nice "J" in the leash as the dog in the photo shows, she demonstrates her understanding of polite leash walking behavior at the very basic level of being in position, at the same pace and not pulling.
Of course, it's even better to start pups walking at your side using food to lure and reinforce position and pace, all started without a leash. Adding the leash then is super easy.
Letter to the Editor
March 24, 2017
Kudos to Patterson Joint Unified School District designating the schools "safe zones". Full involvement in the schools and education process by parents and students can't happen when there is distrust and fear of the system.
Westside Animals for Adoption wants to let the public know that we are also a "safe zone" to encourage owners to reconnect with lost pets when they have been brought to us. Most of our loose, seeming stray, dogs are actually owned and wanted by their families. Let's not put up barriers to reuniting them.
I hope all our public shelters adopt this policy so we can move forward with the strategy of helping keep pets at home, or as some put it, "surrender prevention".
Westside Animals for Adoption
Augusta Farley CPDT-KSA