Ask a Dog Expert: Leash Pulling

Q - My dog pulls on leash. What can I do!? Walks are no longer enjoyable for me...

A - I would recommend that you take the time to work with your dog and be patient.  Think of it like a red light/green light game. If they pull, red light- the walk stops. Only when there is a relaxed loose leash, continue the walk (green light). Your dog will learn that the walk only continues when there is no tension on the leash. Remember not to pull your dog or yank at his leash when you want him to move forward since that counters the loose-leash training you are working on. If you don't want them to pull you, you shouldn't pull them. We offer a 5 week Loose Leash Walking Program as well!


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