Pulling is a huge problem for the dog-owning public and a leading culprit for why so many otherwise healthy dogs are doomed to life in animal shelters. Whether it's simple leash-pulling or more significant leash reactivity and leash aggression, the primary thing to keep in mind is that these issues are almost always preventable and manageable when using positive training methods.
Dogs love to be outside, and the walk is a stimulating and exciting part of their day, so the desire to push ahead is very strong. Humans do not make ideal walking partners since a dog’s natural and comfortable walking pace is much faster than ours. Having to walk calmly by a person’s side when the only thing a dog really wants to do is run and investigate his environment requires a degree of impulse control that can be very difficult for some dogs to utilize.
Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not pull on the leash while being walked because they want to be pack leader, top dog, alpha or dominant over their human.
Solution: Pulling is one of the things that a dog can do on its own to reinforce itself. Although we can work on pulling during a one-on-one private session it is something that we cover in the basic obedience class. With utilizing some simple techniques and sometimes different equipment pulling is something that can be curbed rather quickly in a positive way.
Call Jason at 541-608-2857 Email: JasonLake@charter.net.