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7 (other) uses for a leash

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

No, not to hang yourself. If you’re that frustrated with your dog, call a trainer!

The leash – and I’m referring to a 6 foot long walking leash (NOT a retractable; for my views on those objectionable contraptions, click HERE!) – when attached to a dog, is an ingenious training tool in addition to an effective way to keep your dog with you on a stroll.

7 uses for a leash (other than attaching it to a dog for a walk):

1. Your dog won’t Sit? Attach a leash, then ask for the Sit. Most dogs will comply when wearing a leash, even if they won’t without it.

2. Your dog won’t come when called? Bring out the leash and voila! Your dog miraculously arrives in anticipation of a walk.

3. Barking dog? Wearing a leash can get some dogs to reconsider their noise output.

4. Dog won’t get off the couch? Put the leash on your dog, ask her to lie down next to the sofa. Then step on the loose leash to prevent the on/off/on battle.

5. Lay the leash on the floor several feet away from the front door as a visual boundary that your dog is not to cross. Practice answering the door while your dog sits and stays behind the leash.

6. If cutting your dog’s nails is a challenge, try having him wear his leash while you perform the manicure.

7. Calm your rambunctious or anxious pup by attaching the leash and standing quietly until your dog settles down.

It should go without saying – but I’ll say it anyway – that you should always supervise a leash-wearing dog. You would not want the leash to get caught, tangled, or chewed.

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