Streets can be a hazardous place for your dog to roam and play. Too many dogs are hit and killed by playing in the streets every day. If you live in a busy neighborhood or even in a rural area with a road nearby, you need to train your dog to stay away from the street. Many dogs in neighborhoods are required to be on leashes depending on municipality rules. Some communities feel safe enough that children can play ball or ride bikes in the streets. Dogs, on the other hand, don't always know when it is safe to run out and when it is not. So teaching your dog to stay out of the street altogether can keep him close to your family if they are playing a little game in the street while you're watching safely nearby. While on walks, even while leashed, you will want your dog to understand the dangers and the rules around streets.
Teaching your dog to stay away from and out of the street is much like teaching your dog boundaries. However, with streets, it is not something as easy as teaching your dog to stay out of your kitchen or out of your bedroom. Those rooms have clear and defined entryways that you can block off or mark off. Streets, however, cannot be blocked off from your dog unless you fence in your property. Training this kind of boundary and teaching your dog to stay out of streets is going to require positive reinforcement for good choices and repetition with small training sessions. Keep these sessions short to maintain focus with your dog so he does not become distracted while outside.
Teaching your dog boundary training when it comes to staying out of the street is going to require positive reinforcement, patience, a leash, and lots of treats. Be sure you are watching your dog very closely while you are teaching him to stay out of the street because as he is learning, he may be curious and go to the street. Keep these sessions short and keep his exposure to a busy road short as well.
i want to teach her to not cross the street without permission; not to be aggressive towards other dogs; walk by my side
Hello, I advise keeping Summer on the leash when outside so that she does not have the opportunity to run across the street. But work on her recall just in case she does get loose. This guide has excellent training tactics: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-whippet-to-come-back. As for the aggression with other dogs, calling in a trainer who is used to working with aggression is the best solution. They'll learn her personality and give you tips on how to handle Summer around other dogs. Then, obedience training is the ideal way to get her used to other dogs in a controlled setting. So, enroll her in classes right away. Start the training at home: https://wagwalking.com/training/obedience-train-a-german-shepherd-puppy. To have her walk nicely beside you, work on these methods (all of them are top-notch) every time you are out on a walk: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-poodle-to-heel. Good luck and happy training!
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