How to Train a Dog to Love a Harness
An Invaluable Resource for Pet Owners, Guardians, Trainers, and All Pet Care Providers!
How to Train a Dog to Love a Harness - Ten Steps for Success! - An Invaluable Resource for Pet owners, Guardians, Trainers, and All Pet Care Providers!
Ideally, you should follow this 10-step plan to ensure that the dog
loves his/her harness from the moment it is introduced, however, the
plan is also an invaluable tool for working with dogs that already have a
negative response to a harness.
Please watch the videos and train the skills in order.
Follow each of the steps and you should soon have a dog that loves his harness.
Please note, dogs without a pre-existing problematic response to a harness will pass through the training steps more quickly than those who have a negative association with a harness.
Advance at a rate that is comfortable for the dog!
Helping You Get It Right!
Louise Stapleton-Frappell - B.A. Hons. PCBC-A. PCT-A. CAP3. CTDI. CWRI. DN-FSG2. DN-CPCT2. FFCP.
Professional Canine Behavior Consultant and Trainer – Accredited by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board
Co-Partner and Faculty Member of DogNostics Career Center and Board Member of The Pet Professional Guild.
Louise’s experience, her background as a teacher and her impressive pet industry credentials means she is uniquely qualified to share her skills and knowledge with both the public and pet industry professionals. The creator of the DogNostics’ Dog Trainer Certification Program, Louise has presented at conferences internationally and has gained a reputation for expertly teaching and training humans and canines at her own establishment, The DogSmith of Estepona, in Southern Spain. Louise has published numerous articles on dog training and dog behavior and is also the published co-author of the following titles, A Lexicon of Practical Terms for Pet Trainers and Behavior Consultants and Pet Training and Behavior Consulting: A Model for Raising the Bar to Protect Professionals, Pets and Their People.
StartVIDEO 1 - Condition a Positive Emotional Response to Being Touched (3:39)
StartVIDEO 2 - Condition a Positive Emotional Response to the Sight of the Harness (1:02)
StartVIDEO 3 - Continue to Condition a Positive Emotional Response to the Sight of the Harness (5:08)
StartVIDEO 4 - Play the Hand Touch Game (4:29)
StartVIDEO 5 - Feed Through the Harness (4:14)
StartVIDEO 6 - Play the Hand Touch Game with the Dog in the Unfastened Harness (1:43)
StartVIDEO 7 - Condition a Positive Emotional Response to the Sound of the Clips Fastening (2:14)
StartVIDEO 8 - Fasten the Harness and Play Fun Games (3:01)
StartVIDEO 9 - Condition a Positive Emotional Response to the Weight of the Leash on the Harness (2:45)
StartVIDEO 10 - Name It! (2:47)
StartVIDEO 11 - An Additional Training Tip (2:37)