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    Mollie is going well on the leash, but I am wondering if I am supposed to be walking her on a particular side?
    I have been walking her on my right side, but I have read you should do it on the left side.
    Is there a real difference? Does it matter? Right or Left?

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    i think the books say the left so the dog isnt walking next to road... Boss walks out in front.. but we walk boss alot without the lead

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    I think the general rule is on the left, peta's explanation made sense to me, I guess it also means that if you pass another dog it would be the humans that walk closest to each other.

    Aha! Now it all becomes clear...better stop walking them on the right lol.

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    I would think that once leash trained they would walk any side and the owner would make sure they were on the safest side.

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    I believe left is the usual, but I reckon do whatever works for you!

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    Left does seem to be what alot of people do and alot of training stuff shows them on the left but I reckon which ever you and your dog are comfortable with is fine.

    With regard to being nearer the road, I guess that would depend which side of the road you were walking on.
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    I guess the most sensible thing to do is for your dog to have the ability to walk on either side.
    As people have suggested the left is good because when we pass other dogs the humans are the closest. This would work fine providing that everyone else who walks thier dog follows the same rules, whats the chances of that?
    Maybe favour the left but for sure make the dog comfortable either way.

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    I'm right handed so I walk Dora on the right. Some people said, do whats most comfortable, and I think they're right - with a puppy, you need to be comfortable if you want to train her... dogs pick up vibes and would sense if youre uncomfortable. Train her on whatever side you wish, and if you wanna swap sides later on... doesnt matter. Its up to you.

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    Thanks guys,
    I have always trained her on my right side, because I am right-handed I suppose
    When we play fetch, she comes back to me and sits on my right side to wait for me to throw the ball and on the leash, I also favour the right side
    I'll continue doing what I am doing, since it seems it is working

    But while on teh subject, I ahve another question regarding Mollie on the leash
    Mollie is starting to walk in FRONT of me and is pulling ahead - how do I stop that from happening?
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    Someone on here suggested it - the stop method. The second she pulls ahead, just stop - still as a statue, until she returns to your side. If she likes walks, she'll realise eventually that when she pulls she doesnt get to walk.
    With personal experience... its fairly successful. Until they realise that they can keep on pulling after they return to your feet

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