Should My Australian Shepherd Walk in Front of or Behind Me When Hiking?


I’ve been told that my Australian Shepherd should walk behind me on hikes but my feet kept getting caught on his leash. Is it ok if he walks in front of me? I’ve heard that they shouldn’t walk in front because they can pull and make you fall.

I’m 6’1 and 210 pounds so I feel confident I won’t get pulled around.

Please advise. Thanks!

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by: Anonymous

I would think walking beside you would be best. I know my dog prefers to walk behind me as she has gotten older and seems to be herding me from behind.

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