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Hi All,

I have a 16 week old puppy that we have gotten 2 months ago. She is doing really well in socialization and all other training (sit,stand, down, stay ...) .

There is one thing that is still difficult which is when we go out on walks. If she see new people or dogs, she just gets very excited and pulls on the leash hard. I try pulling her back or asking her for a sit. But she can do it for at most a second and then pulls again.

She is just being friendly because if we move towards the object of her excitement, she would play and befriend the person/dog. Is there anyway of teaching her to hold her excitement and stay when she sees new people or dogs.

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I'm really immature, but I can't stop laughing at the typo in the title. Thank you for that, I needed it today. :)

Anyways, this is at least a bump for your question. There are so many of us who suffer from the same problem. Goldens love to pull. :)
 

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I was going to mention that I might pull on my leash too if I saw a new dong :)

Seriously, try making yourself more exciting than the other dogs. Maybe give her a special treat that you can save for instances like that.
Good luck!
 

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So didn't notice the typo (which is a first for me). Sully went through two obedience trainings and agility training with this problem until I had a personal training session with a local Golden expert. She put the Haltie on and magic (for the most part). With people, she will sit (and wag her tail as fast as possible). However, the neighbor's lab came over and she had to investigate. It makes for a more enjoyable walk (in sunshine, rain, snow, etc.). This golden loves to walk and thinks the colder the better.
 

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Sorry for the typo. I saw it but did not find anyway to correct it. Anyway, I read some books about this and I am starting to train her to walk by my side. Thanks for the replies.

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Hehehe, I am laughing about the dong too, especially after the Neuticles thread :)

We use a Gentle Leader with Gus when he is pulling a lot, but he has gotten to the point where he doesn't need it most times.
 
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