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marko June 2nd, 2007 09:08 AM

Pls. comment - Podcast#18 - Collars - leashes - pulling - Interview with tenderfoot
Dear members,

Pet podcast #18 Features an interview with our resident training expert Elizabeth of Tenderfoot Training.

As usual Elizabeth gives us GREAT INFORMATION on collars, leashes and why dogs pull when you walk them...and of course how to solve the problem.

The podcast can be downloaded or listened to almost immediately by clicking the triangle in the embedded player straight from the blog. [url][/url]

As always comments are appreciated!

Thanks so much!


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marko June 11th, 2007 09:17 AM

Quite a few people have listened to this podcast but no one has commented here yet. :shrug:

Elizabeth gives AMAZING information on Pulling in this podcast......

Thanks all


Hunter's_owner June 11th, 2007 11:15 AM

I haven't had a chance to listen yet. Maybe tonight I will. I am very interested to hear what she has to say though:thumbs up

~michelle~ June 11th, 2007 11:23 AM

i loved the podcast, just listened to it and tried it outside with the boys. after a few mins aiden started to get it!
i thinks its a good method, ive tried harnesses and choke collars with out any consistant results. chris and i have decided we're going to keep trying this method we'll keep you posted on the results of our efforts!

marko June 13th, 2007 09:10 AM

Thanks for that comment ~michelle~!

I just love Elizabeth and Doug's methods.
They make perfect sense to me and have been using many of their techniques with the dogs that I walk at the SPCA each week.

Has anyone else listened yet?



breeze June 13th, 2007 09:40 AM

I too have listen to the podcast and have tried this in the past and present (with very little luck) I do not have the strenth to stand like a tree when she does pull with just a collar.I have no control So I still use the halti with a loose leash and she walks great no pulling, stops on a dime and does not usally go after other dogs, squirrels (just people). she is allowed to pee or pooh when I give her permission when we are walking.. When I use Elizabeths methods I am pulled left right and center, maybe I am not doing it right I don't know, but I am not allowed to have my dog off leash where we live. so IMO if I have more control when she is on the halti I will have to contue to use it.

Hunter's_owner June 13th, 2007 11:22 AM

[QUOTE=breeze;439048]so IMO if I have more control when she is on the halti I will have to contue to use it.[/QUOTE]

I agree Breeze. The techniques sound great, but for me, I will continue with the Halti:shrug: Hunter knows when he can have control and even though he is mostly good, the chance is still there that he may pull. Because he is 90-95 pounds and I am 95-100 pounds, I don't want to take the chance in him pulling me, and I can't stop him from pulling, he knows he is stronger than I am.

When my man has him on leash with a collar, he don't pull too bad. When the leash is transferred to my hand, as soon as Hunter realizes, he will pull, for no other reason than because he can.

But with the Halti on, he is the perfect gentleman. I can even let the leash go, and he listens.

The suggestions are all great though, for my next dog, I will start out with them. Atleast with a young dog I can still be stronger:o

breeze June 13th, 2007 11:55 AM

I tired that when Bree was small but it just was not working I spent 2 weeks with just a colar and a leash but pull pull pull and that was at 11lbs . so I changed to a halti and instand good dog. for my husband too !! she knows when she gets to go run with hubby and rollerblads she wears a coonhound chocker but she stays right beside my husband, but with walking it must be with the halti

JanM June 13th, 2007 12:03 PM

I just listened to the podcast and, while I haven't yet tried the "no pull" exercise - I will! One comment made that really hit home with me was "we step around our dogs" - and I am very guilty of that so from now on, when one of them is in my way, I will ask them to move instead of me stepping over them.

When leash walking, I've been saying "easy" to Amber when she gets near the end of her leash, then if she keeps going, I wiggle the leash - if that doesn't work, I'll give a short tug. She has improved greatly but she still doesn't respect the leash and I know, from the podcast, that I've been guilty of letting her pull. I'll give an update after a few sessions using this method.

Thanks for the tips!

marko June 16th, 2007 11:22 AM

Glad you listened and learned a tip or two - please DO give us an update.



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