Get That Leash!
A leash allows you to easily control the dog. For ideal results, you should ensure that the leash is far up on the dog’s neck in order to have as much control as possible. You should avoid using body harnesses as they aren’t ideal for a walking dog-they are designed for weight pulling or sled pulling. When you put on the harness on your dog, you make it difficult for you to control the dog.
Control That Bladder!
To walk fast and achieve your desired goal you should prevent the dog from reliving himself anywhere. You should let the dog relieve himself only when he wants to go to the bathroom. Here you should use your judgment to decide the best place to do it. As rule of thumb you should never allow the dog to relieve himself for the sake of marking the spot. Whenever he tries to do so you should let him know that he is doing the wrong thing.
Don’t Let Him Get Distracted
It’s common for you to be distracted during your walk. For example, it’s common to pass a barking dog. When your dog averts his attention to the distraction, you should give a tug on the leash in order to avert his attention back to the walk. If the tug doesn’t work you should slightly touch the dog to snap his attention to you. You should never hit the dog.