Teaching your dog/puppy to understand the meaning of leash pressure is extremely important. Pressure from the leash, whether created by the handler or the dog, is going to be a factor in your dog’s life, in one way or another, so it’s important that they understand it’s correct meaning.
When properly understood, a dog will feel pressure from the leash and move toward it. Many dogs that have never been taught the correct meaning of leash pressure will offer other, unwanted behaviors, such as pulling against the pressure, vocalization, bucking, freezing, etc. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to leash pressure and dog training.