Video: Dog Training Made Easy: Stop pulling on the lead - Part 11/25
A pulling dog is not only annoying, he’s dangerous! You’ll be the laughing stock of the neighborhood as people watch your pup drag you down the street, and it’s likely to do some damage to your arm, shoulder and back. Learning how to stop a dog from pulling will take a bit of time, but it will certainly be worth the effort in the long run.
When doing anything with your pet, you need to remember one important thing that applies to all canines: dogs do what works for them.
If your pup pulls on his leash and you follow him to where he wants to go, he’s going to continue to pull because he thinks that it will get him to where he wants to go. This idea will be the basis of learning how to stop a dog from pulling.
How To Stop A Dog From Pulling on Leash
Most dog training procedures are lengthy and incorporate many complex steps. You need to start off slowly and increase the training very gradually. Learning how to stop a dog from pulling is a very simple process.
Although it’s simple, it requires a lot of time and patience. Of course, the training will vary depending on your dog. Some dogs will catch on more quickly than others.
Video: How To Put On A Dog Harness 101: Step by Step Instructions
As I explain in the step-by-step video above, the first thing you’ll need to do is observe why your dog is pulling.
If you just have a hyperactive pup that gets overly excited when out for a walk, learning how to stop a dog from pulling is something that you can do on your own.
If your dog becomes aggressive when on a leash (and only when on a leash) you should consider working with a professional dog trainer.
Leash aggression is a very dangerous behavior. It’s a fairly common behavior, and it’s pretty easy to spot. If your dog is well tempered when off a leash yet turns into Cujo the second you hook up his lead, it’s a sure sign of leash aggression.
If your dog pulls on his leash because he’s just overly excited, there’s a simple solution that can. You just need to make sure you’re ready to commit to this training 100%. As I explain in my video, your dog is going to get mixed signals if you give in – even just once in a while.