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Old February 27th, 2004, 06:11 PM
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Loose leash walking

Just needing some suggestions on my Golden retriever puppy who from time to time pulls on the leash during our walks, particularly when we are heading home. I immediately stop when she pulls, but I've already trained her to sit when I stop, so the last leg of the walk has her sitting every other step.

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Old February 28th, 2004, 11:33 AM
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Make it clear that you don't want her to pull.

When she pulls, snap the leash and say no. If that doesn't help, use a gentle leader when she pulls. If she pulls, imediatly put the gentle leader on her and leave it there for a few minuts. Also when she pulls, start going the other way, or back up quickly.
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Old March 31st, 2004, 01:24 PM
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Dog pulls on leash

Here are 2 things you can try

1- Instead of stopping you can just immediately change direction when she pulls. This lets her know you are the leader. Try this when she first goes out that way on your return home hopefully she will learn not to pull and you will eventually get home.

2 - Use a head halter like Genle Leader or Halti. When the dog pulls flip the nose part on. When the dog is good flip it off.

For more info. on these types of head halters see:
http://www.pets.ca/articles/article-doghalter.htm

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Old April 3rd, 2004, 12:57 AM
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Choke halter

I figure the word CHOKE will get someone's attention.
I have one of those strong willed, do or die pullers whose life is not complete unless he is pulling at a lead.
You can talk training or whatever but he is an Alpha Dog and must be in the lead when we walk in the forrests of our property.
I have found a halter arrangement that fits under and around his front legs and when he pulls it tighens around his front shoulders area and not his neck thus causing him to quite pulling almost at once. The lead is connected just above his front shoulder area to a hook that transfers any pulling force to the front legs and shoulders. He actually looks like a well trained dog walking on this device. It is not for a lack of training that he acts this way he is just one stubborn dog that is otherwise a great companion and has an acre run to play in with his buddy but when we take our daily walk in the woods he likes to lunge ahead and this halter keeps him from dislocating my shoulder and allows him to walk in comfort also.
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Old April 3rd, 2004, 12:31 PM
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1- Instead of stopping you can just immediately change direction when she pulls. This lets her know you are the leader. Try this when she first goes out that way on your return home hopefully she will learn not to pull and you will eventually get home.

That seems fishy to me. I said those things in the first post I made. It seems like petdr just reworded my answer.
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Old April 3rd, 2004, 12:33 PM
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2 - Use a head halter like Genle Leader or Halti. When the dog pulls flip the nose part on. When the dog is good flip it off.
And this one to.
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Old April 3rd, 2004, 02:30 PM
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Do you think its fishy sweetie, or is it that your just getting too damn smart?
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Old April 3rd, 2004, 05:49 PM
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Not sure

Maybe Petdr didn't read my post?

I've had experience with a Golden before. They can really be pullers.
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Old August 1st, 2004, 08:13 PM
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Halti

Believe me, the 'Halti' is really useful for stopping your dog pulling. The only adivce that i give is to attach the lead both to the halti and the collar, cause sometimes the halti can come off, by mistake.
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Any dog can pull not just a Golden and it seems the advise is good. You're learning well from us Spoiled. Have you considered taking courses to be a professional dog trainer. It sounds like you have some interest in this field?
I know you're young but maybe in a few years time?
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Don't worry Spoiled! Julie Sansregret is a certified, highly qualified, excellent and well-known trainer in my area. I don't think she would steal your advice.
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You're learning well from us Spoiled. Have you considered taking courses to be a professional dog trainer. It sounds like you have some interest in this field?
I knew that bit of information before. But your right, a lot of things about BYBs, sicknesses, especialy Pitbulls, and a bit about training I have learned from you. I am working with a few different dogs right now, and I do have an intrest in dog training.
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