Dog Pulling On The Leash

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So Tired Of Dog Pulling On The Leash

Are you so tired of your dog pulling on the leash that you have just given up on walking your dog? Or maybe you want to stop, but feel guilty, so you keep doing it and are getting more tired and frustrated.

I know I can relate. I did get them to stop pulling for the most part, until another dog comes around. Then it’s hold on tight and wait it out.

What if there was a better way? You have tried everything and nothing seems to work, right? You stopped trying long ago. Now, you just endure for love of your dog.

Mastering the walk though sets the stage for your whole relationship. And why not enjoy the time together.

Dog Pulling On The LeashI like the Online Dog Trainer because he trains in a gentle yet effective way. He demonstrates his methods on his website. I began making people aware of his training methods a little while back and yes, I do get a small commission if you buy through one of my links, but I’ll leave that up to you. Being a fellow dog owner, I just would like to give you the opportunity to find the training help you may want so your bond with your dog can be as pleasurable as possible.

Anyway, onto learning some ways to train your dog to walk by your side. No pulling. Just enjoying the walk together.

Teaching your dog to walk nicely beside you can take time and patience, but often can be turned around in just a few minutes. The time it takes depends on a variety of possible factors related to your dog and you.

If you have a determined dog and need more tricks and tips to walking your dog on the leash correctly, check out his website. Doggy Dan does have a few key mistakes that are often made when walking your dog. Below though are some great tips that can really help.

The most important thing to remember is to keep your dog calm. This is especially important right from the very beginning because if he is charged up before you even step off your porch, it will often set the tone for the whole walk.

1. Calming your dog down.

Think about how you are getting ready to leave the house. You get the leash, maybe your dog springs up, barking, whining or spinning about. You put on the leash and he pulls you to the front door and off to your walk you go with him or her already at a maybe a level 5 or 6 on the excitement meter.

Try this the next time you take your dog for a walk, take your time. Pick up the leash and then wait for your dog to calm down.  Simply carry on doing what you were doing and ignore your dog’s antics.

If they don’t calm down simply put the leash away or put it on a table.This may take a little while, several attempts or quite a long period, but your dog will eventually calm. When they are calm you can try again and repeat until they are totally relaxed as you attach the leash.

This process can be repeated all the way until you are on the path ready to start your walk. Either wait calmly with your dog on the leash until they are calm before progressing or take the leash off and postpone the walk for a few minutes.

It may seem like you’re getting nowhere fast but better to take some time getting this sorted now or you’re going to be dragged around the streets for the next 10 years. The issue will not “self correct.”

Step two is a simple exercise that involves you turning around when your dog pulls ahead…

2. Change direction

When you are at the path ready to start, check which way your dog is trying to head. If they want to go right, then you turn left. Take a step to the left and repeat this until they are actually taking notice of what you are doing.

Simply change direction and go the other way when your dog starts to pull ahead. To make this most effective, make sure you do this early. You don’t want to wait till your dog is too far out in front.

This exercise will have your dog behind you every time. It can take a little time but your dog will get it. Your dog will figure out that they need to watch you and stay by your side.

3. Chose an appropriate device

Take a look at some of the different types of devices available to assist you in getting your dog to heel. In the video you can see Doggy Dan using a very special harness where the attachment is under the dogs chin. This is totally different to a traditional harness where the attachment is on the back and the dogs end up pulling like a cart horse.

4. Be the pack leader

A pack leader leads from the front. If your dog doesn’t see you as pack leader, your dog will likely fill that role. If you feel that might be part of the problem, work on being pack leader within the home. This will help on the walk.

Dan has some great information about that on his Online Dog Trainer website. He’s developed 5 Golden Rules, which when followed daily, help you become the pack leader in a calm and gentle way. On his video website, he points out that before any training takes place, you first need to establish yourself as the leader using the 5 rules – and stresses thatthis is really important in solving almost all dog behavior problems.

5. Lots of extra tips

As I mentioned earlier there are heaps of other tips and tricks such as knowing how and when to give the leash a little pull without going over the top. Understanding when and where to let your dog have some freedom and go sniff and potty.

If you would like walking your dog to be more enjoyable for both of you,  you may want to check out Doggy Dan’s website The Online Dog Trainer.

It has a lot of information.  I really like it as you can go through the information at your own pace and work with your dog as you go along. It has over 250 videos. There are currently 7 excellent videos on how to walk your dog correctly that show you how to deal with every issue and question you may have. And there’s even a 30 minute audio inside the site, so you can listen while you walk!

Everybody wants to enjoy their dog and that includes walking them, so don’t put up with it any longer! I believe our dogs enjoy the walk more when they can walk calmly by their master’s side without being jacked up and frantic every second of the walk. I know you will too.

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