i know i should google this but thought id get advice from real people instead of reading blogs and what not first.
my puppy is only 5-6 months old and already very strong and pulls me. i have her on a very short leash now and i pull her back everytime she pulls me. i also hold the leash across me and stop walking when she does it, pulling slightly at the leash and telling her no.
she is going to grow to be a big dog (lab/doberman mix) so id like to try and nip this in the bud now before she literally pulls me down the street haha!
is there any way i can do it myself or does this sort of thing require an obedience trainer?
My son bought one of these for his German Shepard. Now I can walk her versus her walking me!
Answer by KTElite at 5:31 PM on Sep. 7, 2013
Answer by KTElite at 5:32 PM on Sep. 7, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 5:43 PM on Sep. 7, 2013
Try a gentle leader. It worked great for my shepard/collie mix. We don't need it any more because she's so good, and she was a horrible puller! :)
Answer by tessiedawg at 5:44 PM on Sep. 7, 2013
You could always try one of those leads that helps you control their heads, instead of letting them pull from their shoulders like typical collars do.
(I am NOT a fan of choke collars)
Answer by bandgeek521 at 5:48 PM on Sep. 7, 2013
Answer by KTElite at 5:56 PM on Sep. 7, 2013
I don't care for choke collars either. I had a horrible problem with pulling from my dog and went to a harness set like this:
Then I used Caesar Milan's training manual. Within a couple of weeks we had no more pulling at all
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 5:57 PM on Sep. 7, 2013
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Answer by Ballad at 6:43 PM on Sep. 7, 2013
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