What is a Tracking Leash?
In the world of Gun Dog Training, Tracking Leashes are also referred to as Training Leads and Tracking Lines. Tracking Leashes are designed to be weather-resistant to ensure durability on the training field, they are also especially good for puppies in the beginning stages of Gun Dog training.
Tracking Leashes can also be used for behaviour adjustments, gun dog training, and for more control over a reactive dog. The tracking leash is perfect to smooth out any bad habits your gun dog may have encountered. By using products such as a tracking leash you are able to give your dog enough freedom to retrieve game whilst having the ultimate control over their behavior, ultimately stopping them from chasing animals and jumping up runners and cyclists. The perfect solution, gundog trainers find the 10m long-line training lead most beneficial.
How To Use A Tracking Leash?
For the health of your dog when using a tracking leash, you should always accompany this with a harness, preventing the lead from getting caught around your dog’s neck, causing injury.
Whilst training your gundog and using the tracking leash you should try not to hold the tracking leash by hand. The idea of the tracking leash is to let it trail on the ground falling behind the dog. This will give the Gundog the feeling of being off the lead and independent, but you still have the ultimate control and can intervene when you see fit. If you are going through an area with other dogs or distractions such as game, you may want to hold the leash to have more control. This will not ruin your dog's progress as they learn the Gundog Training requirements.
Here at Muntjac Trading, we have collated a few top tips when training your dog with a tracking leash:
- Take treats with you! Whether that be dog treats, wet dog food, or whatever works best for your Gundog. Treats are the ultimate reward to praise your Gundog for following instructions!
- If you are finding that your dog is ignoring you pick up the tracking leash and make your dog aware you are in control. Limit the amount of space your Gundog can go whilst being on the lead, the more she responds the more space you can give your dog.
- Don’t do it all in one go. Your dog is not going to understand being on the lead one day and not the next, it takes time and consistency. Focus on one command at a time, keep it consistent, and reward your dog with praise bu using a favourite toy or treat.
- Don’t repeat your recall. Once the dog has ignored your call pick up the training lead and start again.
Muntjac Trading Tracking Leash
Here at Muntjac we have a range of different tracking leashes available, perfect for all Gundog Training methods. You can choose between light weight, rubbered, leather and much more...
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