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Old 01-17-2013, 11:15 AM
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pulling on leash- any advice?

Is there any way to make her stop?
She is pulling like crazy, trying to run to children when she sees them. She is not a small dog. It is very hard for me to hold her.
I looked on ebay and buy this thing: Patento Pet Dog E Walk Basic Dog Trainer Stops Dog from Pulling on Leash | eBay
But she does not care lees.
Any method that is really work?
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:31 AM
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Is there any way to make her stop?
She is pulling like crazy, trying to run to children when she sees them. She is not a small dog. It is very hard for me to hold her.
I looked on ebay and buy this thing: Patento Pet Dog E Walk Basic Dog Trainer Stops Dog from Pulling on Leash | eBay
But she does not care lees.
Any method that is really work?
Have you tried the SENSE-ible harness? My trainer suggested it to me since I'm in the middle of teaching him to walk by my side. Which, he's doing amazing improvement! What I do is hold a treat in front of his face, take a few steps, click, then treat. He's realizing it's pretty awesome to stay by me on walks. Make sure you use very high value treats. And ONLY use them with training. But switch it up once in a while. My boy goes crazy when he sees other dogs, so in order to teach him to ignore, I make him sit, and tell him stay. Soon if we come across other dogs on walks I will do that same thing. I always bring his squeaky tennis ball if I feel like he's going to break the stay. Also another exercise you can do is walking in counter clockwise circles. So every time your dog tries to get ahead your leg stops him. And once you feel him move with you, or give into the leash pressure, click and treat. My dog is 7 years old, so he has had pulling ingrained in him. If I can do it you can too!

I use positive reinforcement, and my trainer does too. I suggest going to a professional. It really helps!! It has been the best money I've ever spent in my life.
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This video is similar to what I was told at the place where I take Liberty for training.


Also, I started using a Gentle Leader with Liberty when she was about 4 months. She walks so much better with it on. She also pulls to go and see kids (LOVES kids!). I make her sit and wait for the kids to approach her. IF she doesn't sit nicely, they are asked not to pet her until she is sitting nicely. It takes a lot of work and a lot of repeat, repeat, repeat. Maybe you could "borrow" some kids to help you work on this.
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easy walk harness or gentle leader are your friends lol...
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good luck
easy walk harness - tried and failed
sporn harness - tried and failed
prong collar - tried it, failed
martingale - tried it, failed

I'm sure it's my fault - or I have one super stubborn strong dog
trying the halti now
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Get the Gentle Leader, best money I ever spent. Jasper was like a husky on the lead and would drag me down the road (even after 6 months of training). I have a very bad shoulder and it was getting wrenched all over the place. My hubby was due to go away for 2 weeks at xmas and I was really worried about how I would cope a few people on here suggested the GL so I went for it and it works like a charm. It makes walking him on the lead now a pleasurable experience.
Good luck and let us know how you get on
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pulling on leash- any advice?

We have great success with the Gentle Leader, also.


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Tried the gentle leader several months ago. She whipped her head all around, and pulled worse. I thought she was going to hurt herself, so that was the end of that.

Pretty much everyone at our training facility uses prong collars, which IMO work great. I would never recommend just going and buying one off the shelf and putting it on your dog. You need to have someone who knows what they're doing size it, show you how to put it on, and demonstrate how to use it properly.
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I started using the sensible collar and mixed results. Have to take better treats as i sentinels when we walk. I wish she was not so social
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i cannot use a harness my GRs become huskys, i use a holt on my female golden. some ppl think the holt is a muzzle even though its completly different so when she walks without pulling then i take it off as a reward and she walks normal on a leash. my male golden who could easily drag me through the yard but thankfully doesnt just wears a slip lead i bought from petco its the dog whisper brand.
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