How to get my seven month old rat terrier to walk alongside of me on a leash?
She can be timid and shy about going out doors , though once she is actually outside , she enjoys herself . She does not walk in a straight line on a leash. She jumps around and rolls around in the backyard only. Which is my concern. The temperatures where I live outside are now frigid. An article I read , suggest I throw a treat down in front of me every few steps or so in a straight line to encourage her to walk with me. Another article said that I should let her wear the harness and leash around the house for several hours at a time , and then tug at the leash periodically with my hand . Reward her with a treat after doing so , and verbally say “good job.” or something to that effect.