Corrective methodology

Besides the learning of the command that will serve for the dog to walk at the side or behind his owner, you will have to look for the necessary conditions to find the less possible margin of opposition from the dog.

An accentuated tendency of a bossy dog is to try to pull off the leash at every moment. To make him stop doing it will not reduce his dominant character, but if we reduce it in respect to the family group it will rebound in attenuating the pulling off pressure.

The first thing to do then is to reduce his dominance. In the same way we have to look for a greater corporal disposition from the animal. The adequate is to start the training counting with a tired animal as consequence of a long walk or exercise.

Independently from the collar or leash that you are using the moment to apply the order has to coincide always with the instant in which the leash is not tense.

When counting with a lesser pressure of pulling from the dog, you have to try that his front legs be always at the same distance of the legs of the person guiding him. This can be attained in two ways:

  • With a quicker pace from the guide will provoke the dog to be at the desired distance, and
  • Being the dog in front we accelerate our pace and we obtain by our nearness for the leash to be distended; then immediately we provoke a tension with it for a few seconds, to then again leave it loose, while we pronounce the order that we have chosen, as for example, pull the leash and shout "NO!", "HERE!" and repeat.

In any case no matter how short are the instances the dog keeps our pace, they have to be taken advantage from to encourage them with gratifying and soothing words, petting him on the loin or even rewarding them with sweets if necessary.

Once accomplished the correct execution of the command in easy situations, you will proceed in the same way in every place you go, at any schedule and in company of any member of the family.

Dog Behaviorist Pulling the leash excessively Corrective methodology