My Dog Pulls and Goes Crazy on A Walk
- I would first think about using the right collar for the walk. When I have to guide him with the leash, I want my dog to experience a quick tug/snapping sensation. I do not want him to simply experience a continual pull. We recommend the use of the Bark Busters Training Collars. These allow you to create that quick tug/snap and also provide an audible correction sound. If you can’t get one of these collars, try using the Martindale collar.
- Give your dog more leash than normal when you go out for your walk.
- As soon as he begins to walk in front of you or his gaze begins to wander from you or the path directly in front of him, give the leash a quick tug (it might take several of these actions) until he returns to your side and is focusing on you.
- If he continues to walk ahead of you, stop walking and allow him to continue until he reaches the end of the leash. Just as he reaches the end, give the leash a firm tug/snap for him to look back and see that you are far away from him. Continue your walk in the opposite direction.
- Stop multiple times while you are walking and have him sit.
- Change directions while you are walking. Give the leash a quick tug/snap as soon as he is not attentively changing direction with you.