|Barked: Sun Feb 24, '13 10:08pm PST |
|As Clyde mentioned, try wearing your puppy out, those are high energy breeds! Go running, play in the backyard etc before doing walking training.
A few things that helped with us.. We started out with a gentle leader ( I could walk her with one finger!) then progressed to a prong collar ( made sure I had instruction from a trainer before using) then to her regular martingale collar. What we did was a combo of several things.. we started working on heel inside the house with no distractions ( with some AWESOME treats!) and gradually worked our way outside and on longer walks. I also taught a watch me command, and used the stop when pulling, but slightly modified.. I would stop, then turn in the opposite direction and say " oops, lets go!" walk a few steps and turn around, as long we she wasnt pulling my arm out we went ahead.. over time I increased my requirements for how close she had to be. In exciting situations its still a work in progress ( and shes 4 years old!0 but for the most part does well. Dont give up hope, find something that works for your dog and keep up with it.. dont be discouraged or afriad to try different tools, even if just as a training aid
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