How to stop dog pulling on a leash!
If your dog or puppy is constantly pulling the leash, walking him/her is going to be rough. Especially if you have a bigger dog. Being pulled all over the place is not only uncomfortable, it can be dangerous too, especially if there is a lot of traffic around. An exited dog is unlikely to check the street in both directions before crossing it. On top of this there is also the issue of other dogs and also joggers and people who are afraid of dogs.
To be able to walk comfortably and enjoyable you must be able to control your dog and make him/her walk on the leash without pulling.
The video above will show you a simple but effective method you can use to control your dog when walking on the leash.
There are also a lot of other dog behavior problems that stem from the fact that your dog is pulling you around all over the place. It is simply the fact that your dog thinks it is in charge of the walk and not you. This makes the dog think it is the packleader and if your dog thinks it is the packleader then it will not follow you and it will not obey your command.
There are plenty of gadgets, different typs of leads and collars available but if your dog think it is in charge of the walk then none of them can solve the problem. The only thing a device like this will do is to either divert your dogs attention elsewhere or cause pain in order to stop your dog from pulling. If you constantly have to correct your dog, then there is something fundamentally wrong. The funny thing is that even if your dog knows how to walk nicely on the lead you will need far more than just training it, you first have to convince your dog that you are the pack leader. To learn how to become the packleader, go to This Site
Your dog knows that on a walk somebody has to be the leader Your dog is simply taking the lead. This is much more a psychological battle than a physical one, or at least it should be. If it was all physical then only very strong people could walk a great dane or rottweiler. Walking a dog should not be a physical struggle. At the first stage of the walk you should ensure that you are the pack leader. You should try this inside of your house before you look to venture out. This is because no dog will let you simply take control over the walk,if you are not in control inside.
Here are some important tips to try before you go outside:
Bring out the dogs lead and then wait until your dog calms down before proceeding. You should only attach the leash when your dog is calm. It might take a while but you should never rush this stage.
First you need to learn how to stop your dog from pulling inside your house or property before you step outside – there are some great videos that show how to do this.
Walk around the house around tables and furniture in your house and have your dog following you.
When your dog pulls away in front of you then you turn around and walk the opposite way, leaving your dog behind you.
If your dog drags backwards then gently hold the lead firm for 10 seconds then call for your dog to follow you. It will have no other options and will follow you if you are patient.
Control the doorways – when your dog is on the lead you should always walk through the doorways first
Practice walking in and out of the front doorway with you going first – keep doing this until your dog relaxes and gives up waiting for you to make the next move
Make sure your posture is good– You should be relaxed and calm with your shoulder down and your arm straight at the elbow.
Take a good look at this on the video shown above. The video shown on this page is made by Doggy Dan. Doggy Dan is professional dog trainer who also runs the site theonlinedogtrainer.com. His approach to dogtraining is gentle and at the same time simple and practical. On his site you will learn how to establish yourself as the packleader as well as many simple but very effective techniques like the one shown on the video above. Doggy Dan will really teach you to understand your dog and thereby solve any problems and issues you might have.
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