Dog Pulling on Leash Again…
Your dog’s been cooped up inside the house all day and now it’s time to give him that evening walk he sits at home and daydreams about all day. You’ve had a long day at work and you just want to have a chill evening and relax, and now you’re walking around trying to contain what feels like a stead of horses.
Aside from the 4 Tips to Stop Dog Pulling we’re giving you here today, one of the most important aspects to reverse your dog’s tendency to pull on the leash while walking is going to be your inner or mental game. If your emotions are calm and composed and you exhibit personal strength and confidence, all of your dog’s behavior is going to eventually be seen as unproductive and it will be willing to adapt to a new strategy- hopefully walking in sync with you without pulling and tugging from now on.
4 Tips to Stop Dog Pulling Today
When trying to stop your dog from pulling and tugging you during walks, it’s important to remember that you’re not the first person trying to solve this problem, so fortunately there are solutions to this very common dog behavioral problem. But you have to actually use them!
- “When the dog pulls, immediately stop and stand completely still until the leash relaxes, either by your dog taking a step back or turning around to give you focus. When the leash is nicely relaxed, proceed on your walk. Repeat this as necessary. If you find this technique too slow you can try the reverse direction method.” – Pulling on the Leash
- Give your dog some off leash time. If all your dog knows you as outside the home sphere is that guy who ties them up and drags them around, they are probably going to view you as a source of torture. This is why taking your dog out to an unoccupied field where it’s just you two will give your dog some much needed, and surprising, freedom. When the dog starts to understand that the dog leash itself is a necessary tool to keep you two together when out in public during transport from home to freedom, this will go a long way in your dog’s mind!
- Get a No Pull Dog Harness. A good no pull dog harness/collar will eliminate about 70% of your dog’s tendency to pull, mainly because a no pull dog harness that fits around your dog’s chest changes the balance between center of gravity being in favor of your dog to the other way around. It makes your dog’s ability to pull you greatly diminished by putting the load requirement on the dog’s back legs, and most dogs’ strength and power comes from their neck and shoulder area.
- Get a Hands Free Dog Leash or Hiking Harness. A great way to reverse the pulling tendency of your rambunctious dog is to use a hands free dog leash which attaches to your dog’s collar like any other, but it is attached to you as well! And specially made hand free leash will greatly reduce the sudden jerking movements of your dog during a walk, as the tension and kinetic energy are diffused via a retractable bungee material. It clips to your waist via a lightweight belt and is also perfect for running, hiking, jogging, and walking.
Training Dog Not to Pull: YouTube Video
Dog Pulling Tried Everything?
We’re reasonably certain that if you apply the strategies, techniques and dog product innovations we listed here today consistently, your dog’s behavior is going to improve. Remember to turn the tables on your relationship with your dog and exude the fact that you guys are a team. You are not the master overlord and your dog is peasant underling. When you can look at your dog, treat and show your dog appreciation and respect as a friend it will start to view you as its partner.