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Rex is just tooo strong and he is only about to be 6 months. Sometimes If Im talking ro not paying attention and he see a squirrel or cat he tries to chase it and he almost knocks me down. A few time I swear I thought my arm was gonna come out of its socket. He still pulls when I walk him and no mater what I try he will not stop until I yell at him to stop a few times. Does anyone know how I can stop this? Im scared one day he will be dragging me all over the place
 

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i use a gentle lead on my dog, he doesnt care about prong collars or sinch collars, the gentle lead is the only thing that has worked.
 

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Prong collars are great, so are gentle leaders. I also have heard that No-Pull harnesses work well too. The leash attaches to the front of the harness, and when the dog pulls, they get turned around facing you. Might be something to try!
 

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One thing I do on walks is I carry a squeaker from one of there toys that they ripped up in my pocket. and whenever something that I need their attention place back on me I squeak it by patting my leg. Praise them when they look at me.
 

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Both my dogs have prong collars but when they see a squirrel, it's bad. Even though Chapps is stronger, Holly is very strong herself and is relentless. I have to be careful.
 

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I use a gentle leader.It took a while for my AB to get use to it as a puppy but it definetly discourages them from pulling.
 

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the no pull harness worked great on luna. we started training her when she starts to pull we will stop or just go the other way. she is getting better plus when i walk her if she stays by me i will give her treats and when we go past something that gets her attetion i will distract her and walk past it and give her a treat if she dosent stray. train train train even if it is only 10 or 15 min a day
 

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We learned that the pulling, and you continuing to walk is just showing your dog that pulling is a good thing. We don't have a harness or a gentle leader or a prong collar...he just walks calmly and doesn't pull.
 

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Cinder said:
We learned that the pulling, and you continuing to walk is just showing your dog that pulling is a good thing. We don't have a harness or a gentle leader or a prong collar...he just walks calmly and doesn't pull.
That's what I'm working on w/ Sassy. The loose lead walk.
 

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watch the dog whisperer

you're missing out on the correct way to walk a rambunctious dog. It is a controlled walk.



watch the show,


jackie
 

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Xena tries to pull like mad and I'm finally beginning to see the results of my efforts. I was embarrassed walking with a friend last week cause her dog's were perfect and Xena was a complete nutcase. Since then, I've been practicing more with her.

First off, I try to be as consistent as possible. I use a small link choke chain. I make her walk beside me or a little behind me. As soon as she pulls a bit or tries to get in front, she thinks she's in control and mama's not having that. So if she pulls, I correct her with a tug. When she's doing good, I praise her or give her a little treat from my fanny-pack. If she's stubborn, I stop her in the middle of the path and make her sit and down so she gets a reminder of who's in charge. I also try to remain calm - that seems to be working wonders (I found that the tenser I was when I was walking with my friend, the more Xena tried to show out).

But the one tool I find highly effective (other than constant practice) is giving her something to do. I got her one of those doggie back-packs. I've got it loaded with her water bottle and mine and a couple of soup cans. Granted, she may be getting a little stronger as a result of wearing it, but it keeps her from being so completely frisky and it tires her out more, which at 9 months old, I'm all about. lol
 

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we use a prong collar with murphy. he is now 100lbs and i can't imagine what i would do without it. i was hesitant about using it at first b/c i thought they were "mean", but it works great. it took a few months for him to get used to, but now it works great. you have to make sure it is fitted properly, and that you are using it correctly. you have to really jerk it hard and quick, and don't pull on it. he will learn eventually not to pull on you. go a google seach for leersburg prong collars. he gives some good advice.
 

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tycosales said:
Cinder said:
We learned that the pulling, and you continuing to walk is just showing your dog that pulling is a good thing. We don't have a harness or a gentle leader or a prong collar...he just walks calmly and doesn't pull.
That's what I'm working on w/ Sassy. The loose lead walk.
It's awesome. Atticus doesn't pull AT ALL when walking. If he sees another dog, he tries, but I just stop, tell him "eh eh", once he loosens up I tell him "yes" and continue walking. If he keeps at it, I turn around and walk the other way a good ten feet or so, then turn and try again.
 
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