Seems obvious to some, but there is an art form to walking your dog a choreographed dance between you and your dog that is mutually beneficial. Creating a bond between you and your dog akin to the bond between a mother thru the umbilical cord to her unborn child. Collar on the neck, up under the jaw, and the dog walked on a 4ft leash to your side. I have a preference to walk my dogs to my left. You don't want to let the dog out in front of you, because they will pull. It is instinct for the dog to pull like a cart or a sled. So now when you walk your dog, the dog will walk along side of you, rather than walking you! Walkies!