Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stop pulling already!

I just want you to know that training your dog to walk nicely on a leash, if the norm is tugging, is a heck of a chore. I get more questions about leash walking than a lot of other commands and the biggest is, "What kind of collar can I use to keep my dog from pulling . . ." The answer is: train your dog not to pull, a collar isn't the answer. Sure the market for pets is a billion dollar business so if you want a magic tool then they will make something that will certainly claim to do just that! The famous "no pull harness" and such. While these things may lessen pulling you must know that a pulling dog does so because he can and has been able to while you loyally walk behind him on leash!

I've held leash workshops and people leave frustrated because they think that it's going to be a magic workshop. They will have this wonderfully trained dog at the end of it. It will give you all the tools you need to train your dog not to pull but you have to put in some elbow grease to make it happen. Practice does make perfect.

Some dogs seem more difficult than others while some are just simply bigger and stronger and can easily get away with it more often, making the training that much more of a challenge. We are creating new and easy ways to help dog owners deal with these difficult and frustrating situations. If you feel at your Leash's end with pulling then let us know! We want to help and do a workshop just for folks like you!

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