Teach Leash Walking to a Blind-Deaf Dog
©Debbie Bauer 2012
When I first adopted Treasure, she didn’t know anything about walking on a leash. She is cute and small and was easy to carry around and put where people wanted her to be. So I had to start with her from the beginning. Add to that the facts that she cannot see where she is going or where I am in relation to her and she cannot hear my encouragement.
I started by teaching her that me touching her collar was a good thing. I would touch her neck lightly and immediately feed her a treat. At first she would startle and turn to see who/what was touching her.
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