Loose leash walking is the goal with our harness; we just do not begin with a loose leash. Easily distracted dogs will naturally forge ahead of you on a loose leash. A loose leash also does not make use of our harness to tell your dog what you want him to do. Slight tension on the leash moves the harness to help your dog sense how to follow your leash. When he responds, a loose leash helps him know he responded well and reinforces his behavior. This means a loose leash becomes a type of reward.
If you wish to use a loose leash from the beginning, it is best to use training techniques to keep your dog’s attention as well as to reinforce good behavior. We recommend positive reinforcement trainers who are familiar with our harnesses and use training techniques such as clicker training.