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    DefaultNeed help training my dog out of bad habits!! :(

    Hiya
    My lab is 2 in march and we literally can not get him to stop pulling. He had an extendable lead when we first got him and we think that might be why he pulls now he has a shorter lead.
    We have tried him with a halti around his nose and that worked fine but he started getting scared of the lead because he didnt like it, so we didnt want him being scared of coming back when we let him off.
    We bought a harness and that worked lovely at first but i think this has made him stronger lol.
    We went back to putting the lead onto his collar but he really doesnt care about how much he chokes himself.
    Also i literally cannot control him when he sees another dog, he goes mental! I really dont know how to go about stopping him doing it but now winter is coming im dreading taking him out as i know i will end up sliding on my arse all the way round the park lol.
    Has anybody had a similar problem or know how i can sort this out as its driving me mad and walking him is getting horrendoes
    Thanks guys x

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    This person uses a clicker for training, but you can reward with just a treat. I also don't recommend putting the treat on the ground like she does in the video. That could teach the dog to pick things up off the sidewalk and you don't want him doing that.
    How to train your dog not to pull- Loose Leash Walking - YouTube
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    This is literally terrible!

    Has he been to any training classes? Does he know what you are asking him to do? If not, teach him.
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    You need to find an obedience class and get enrolled. Things like Haltis generally are a "bandaid" and don't really fix the issue at hand. You and your dog need to be trained on how to walk loose on leash and a good obedience class is a great place to start.

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    Obedience classes.

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    obedience classes
    all those tools are only to help you get control so you can train him. they do not train the dog to walk on leash.
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    Practice, patience, a short leash, and lots of high value treats in your pocket to distract him.

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    Obedience Class?

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    Obedience classes. You could use every tool in the bag of tricks, they won't do you any good without a solid foundation of training and proper technique. This dog needs structure. Don't waste anymore money on a new collar/lead, spend it where it counts - obedience.

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    Also, with him going berserk when he sees another dog, the socialisation at obedience class will help reduce his urge to greet other dogs in that way, but it all takes time and patience.

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