Pulling On The
How To Stop Your Dog From Pulling On Her
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
Here are two techniques you can
use to train your dog to walk with you on a loose leash.
The first technique
- Start walking with your dog on a
leash. When your dog starts to pull on her leash, stop.
- Stay where you are without moving. Don't try to pull your dog
- Just wait. Your dog will eventually stop pulling on her
- When she stops pulling on her leash, give her lots of praise, and start
- As soon as she starts pulling on the leash again,
- Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4.
- 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
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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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