I was very pleasantly surprised tonight when I took Tal on my rounds with me. It is about a 20 min slow walk. I decided to be brave and give it a go since I have been using some of your advice about his pulling on leash.
The first thing I did was shorten the leash and he responded really well to it. Anyway, tonight he pulled, I did the tree thing. repeat. Then like magic for the most part he walked nicely beside me. At one point towards the end of the walk I gave him a little more slack and he still walked beside me.
I was very proud of him and I know he might not have made the connection but I gave him a treat for no reason when we got back home.
GOOD JOB TAL! ;D
What a good boy ;D
Keep up the good work Tal's dad. He will learn it all soon enough ;D
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Way to go Tal!!!
WTG Tal!!! Such a good boy!!!
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I found that the "stand like a tree" method was s-l-o-w to produce results -- well at least w/ Sami. It did eventually click ... but I still have to employ that method from time to time (uh, like yesterday). I'm glad it seems to be working for Tal.
What is the stand like a tree method ?
When you are walking your dog and he/she starts to pull, stop dead in your tracks. They will pull on the leash and you don't budge. I taught Tal to sit when he pulls on leash and I stop. He calms down, feels the leash loosen and when he sits I give it a second or two then start again. If he starts to pull again I repeat the process. I give him lots of praise and/or a treat when he sits.Originally Posted by jerseydog
Two things I think have helped things along where Tal is concerned...I am much more consistent about doing this and I wrap the leash around my hand with only enough length for him to walk in a comfortable heel.
Like TMG said it can be a slow process with the dog. Each one is different so if you try this and after a reasonable period of time they still pull, time to try something else.
I try this with Misty and sometimes it works but others she's stronger or I'm on wet grass, etc. ;D
Aren't we comfortable!