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Pulling On The Leash

How To Stop Your Dog From Pulling On Her Leash

 

You dog pulls on her leash to get to another dog or to get to a spot that has an interesting smell, or wants to go forward faster than you want to go. If you go where your dog wants to go, not where you want to go, you're really rewarding your dog for pulling on her leash. If you would like your dog to walk with you on a loose leash and go where you want to go, with no pulling or tugging, the first thing you need to do is stop rewarding your dog for pulling on her leash.

 

Here are two techniques you can use to train your dog to walk with you on a loose leash.

 

The first technique

  1. Start walking with your dog on a leash. When your dog starts to pull on her leash, stop. 
  2. Stay where you are without moving. Don't try to pull your dog back. 
  3. Just wait. Your dog will eventually stop pulling on her leash. 
  4. When she stops pulling on her leash, give her lots of praise, and start walking again. 
  5. As soon as she starts pulling on the leash again, stop. 
  6. Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4. 
  7. Some breeds take longer than others to figure out that they go nowhere if they pull on the leash. But if you are consistent and always stop when your dog starts to pull, and are persistent, you will be rewarded with a dog that walks with you on a loose leash. 

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The second technique

 

1.      Start walking with your dog on a leash. When your dog starts to pull on her leash, quickly turn and go in the opposite direction to the one the dog was pulling.

2.      When your dog starts to go in the direction you are now walking in, praise your dog and you can give her a treat.

3.      As soon as your dog starts to pull on her leash, again, quickly turn and go in the opposite direction to the one the dog was pulling.

4.      Repeat steps 2 and 3.

5.      As in step 7 above, some breeds take longer to learn than others, but if you are consistent and always change direction when your dog starts to pull on her leash, and persistent with the training, your dog will learn to that you are the one that determines the speed and direction of your walks.

 

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There are times when you should let your dog go where she wants to go, especially if she's looking for a place to pee or poop. To keep your dog from being confused about when she's free to wander and when she's not, use vocal cues for her. You can say "don't pull", or "let's walk" when you want her to go with you on a loose leash, and "free" or "okay", when she can go where she wants to.

 

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