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Old December 28th, 2011, 07:42 PM
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When you step outside, walk ahead of your dog to a close destination. Plant yourself and allow the dog to sniff and soil within the circle created by the length of the leash. No pulling. The best way to ensure no pulling is to lock your leash hand in your pocket. This way if he tries to pull he hits a stopping point. It is very important that you don't give an inch. If you Evers allow your dog to put pressure on his collar and move even one inch forward then he is learning to pull.
After you have given him enough time to sniff and soil then move ahead on your walk. Do not stop again until you decide, maintaining a loose leash with your dog behind your toe line.
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