Treatment Type: Training Techniques
Rated for: Great Pyrenees / Newfoundland Mix
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
Posted Mar. 8, 2019
Our dog was very aggressive pulling on the leash when we first started walking him. He was a large puppy, and we wanted to get the pulling under control before he got any bigger.
We took advice from a popular TV show and, whenever the dog started to pull, I would stop and patiently wait until the dog stopped pulling. When he finally stopped pulling and calmed down, I'd pet him and we'd begin our walk again. As soon as he started to pull, we'd stop and repeat the process.
All in all, it only took a few walks for him to finally understand that if he started pulling, we weren't going anywhere. However, that first walk or two was fairly frustrating, and I felt pretty silly spending 75% of my walk just standing in place on the sidewalk. But luckily, the dog caught on quickly and now we only have to stop and remind him not to pull every once in a while (perhaps once every 3 or 4 long walks)