Many people find it difficult to walk their dogs because they are constantly fighting against their lead, but hopefully this blog will teach you how to stop your dog pulling it’s leash and make your walk far more enjoyable!
Most dogs pull because they feel that they can and that the owners won’t stop them from doing it.
Most dogs will stop pulling on the lead if it is shown who’s the boss, this doesn’t mean hitting them because doing so can lead to the dog turning on you and will be even more out of control. You can do this by using the heel method of walking your dog, this is when the dog is walking behind or beside you, also you must correct your dog if it is pulling you, however do not correct your dog unless it needs correcting because it will become confused. If your dog tries to go ahead you must stop it by taking a 90 degree turn and stopping its path.
All dogs are different some will stop after a couple of days, others a week or a month.
Use a Harness
You can also use a harness because it takes pressure off the dog’s neck and is generally more comfortable for it. You can also buy a retractable lead for you dog for small and medium sized dogs. About 10 to 20 minutes of training a day should help you to have a more enjoyable time walking your dog. It is good for your dog to have a bit of time to be off-leash and have some time to go on its own pace. Make sure you are somewhere to train where your dog will not be distracted for example, your back garden. Treat your dog if he is doing well by giving him snacks treating your dog will encourage it to be well behaved but you can only treat them if they do something good.