Does your dog practically pull your arm off when you take him for a walk? Has it become so unpleasant that you no longer want to walk your dog?
Does your dog practically pull your arm off when you take him for a walk? Has it become so unpleasant that you no longer want to walk your dog? Well, you’re not alone.
Pulling on a leash is a common behaviour in dogs and it’s one that most dog owners want to overcome. How do you do that in a kind and gentle way without choking and forcing your dog? You’ll find the answer in this article.
If you want a dog who walks politely on a loose leash you must teach him that this is what you want. And you must have the right tools that will help you do this. Here’s what you will need:
- Regular leash (NOT a retractable leash)
- Side ring harness, front ring harness ( like the Pug Life Harness or something similar)
Attach the leash to the side ring or front ring. When you take your dog for a walk and he starts to pull, STOP and stand still like a tree. Your dog will eventually look back at you to say, “hey, why aren’t we moving?”. The position of the side ring will bring your dogs attention and focus to you instead of what’s in front of him and around him. (See a side ring harness in action HERE)
Praise, treat, and repeat.
A side ring Harness NOT ONLY very quickly stops lunging and pulling BUT ALSO has the massive bonus of helping your dog connect and bond with you on walks.
With their constant attention back to you, this will make them see you as the pack leader which will make other training and discipline easier as well. This is all done with no choking, no forcing, and no damage to your dog’s throat and sensitive trachea area.
The world's top dog trainers agree that your dog should see you as the leader in order to walk properly.
What about choke collars?
Choke collars only make the problem worse. The tighter the collar gets, the more he will pull. It’s a vicious cycle. In addition, choke chain collars and prong or pinch collars are painful and can actually damage your dog’s trachea. There is no need to hurt your dog because he is just doing what comes naturally.
The #1 recommended side ring harness is The Pug Life All-in-One™ Dog Harness. It not only works as a great walking trainer but it comes with a long list of features making it a complete harness for all weather and all purposes.
It comes in 8 different colors to match your dog's personality perfectly and it's comfortable for them to wear for long walks or short works. It's a wonderful, choke-free solution to a standard collar.
Want to see the harness in action?
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