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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2014, 02:06 PM
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If I'm working with a puppy, I train them on what I ultimately want them to walk on, and I walk them to get it out of the way on whatever is easiest (that is not the same as the ultimate).

So I may take a dog on a walk and let them pull sometimes to get it over with, on a harness or prong collar. But I want him to walk great on a flat collar, ultimately, so when I take time to train the loose leash walking, I clip the leash to the flat collar so that he learns that the collar is absolutely never ok to pull in- because I have the time to reinforce/stop during training if he decides to, whereas he is allowed to pull in the harness because I don't have time to do training that moment.

Make sense?

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