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03-15-2014 10:30 AM
KathrynApril So I took Dinozzo for a walk this morning and didn't start out with this technique. He was loose leash for about a quarter of the way when he started pulling. So I actually decided to give this a try. New puppy! And about a block in we came across our first barking/charging dog. I got between the two and gave a stern go home to the dog. It stopped in its tracks. Dinozzo & I were able to just walk on. And all he did was one bark at the end as we left. He didn't even look at the dog. I am sure had I not had the leash set up this way he would of started pulling and barking himself. It might not of been as easy to control the situation. And maybe the leash technique was just a placebo for more confidence, but I loved it! Thanks OP for sharing this story as it helped me have a more comfortable walk with Dinozzo today!
03-15-2014 09:43 AM
Originally Posted by Liesje View Post
Not sure, you brought up prong collars....this thread isn't about training off leash heeling. I use the method the OP asked about all the time, always in contexts where prongs are (for whatever reason) banned.
I am just saying that when a dog is trained properly on the lead with the prong collar, "say just to stop pulling" it's just a small step to having them heel off the lead. In fact, all you have to do is rattle the collar to bring them to your side.
03-14-2014 12:28 AM
KathrynApril Hmmm I might try this.

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03-13-2014 11:58 PM
Originally Posted by Liesje View Post
I tie the leash all the time when dogs are high in drive, like going in/out of the ring for flyball, to/from the platform for dock diving, on/off the field for lure coursing. Works great, no need for special collars or equipment (and in most of these venues, stuff that's not a normal collar, leash, or harness is not allowed).

I do the same thing with my girls. They can get really amped up when we are going in and out of the show buildings, especially if I'm walking them together. For some reason they become a sled dog team. Tying the leash works. I can walk a dog, and carry some of our stuff.
03-13-2014 10:13 PM
Liesje Not sure, you brought up prong collars....this thread isn't about training off leash heeling. I use the method the OP asked about all the time, always in contexts where prongs are (for whatever reason) banned.
03-13-2014 09:50 PM
Deno What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
03-13-2014 09:24 PM
Liesje Prong collars are banned from many sporting events.
03-13-2014 08:30 PM
Deno The prong collar is the safest most effective way to train a dog on the lead, bar none. With the Lew Burke method you can have a dog heeling off the lead in no time.
03-13-2014 01:20 PM
blackshep The first time I did this with my dog she was SO MAD lol It's definitely really uncomfortable for them to pull against it, but I don't like that you have no control over their head, so not something I'd use in close quarters with other dogs.
03-13-2014 12:21 PM
Liesje If it's not there, I don't have it, sorry! Found this Googling (the image source doesn't embed correctly here): Improvement on Leash - thanks to Kari - Boxer Forum : Boxer Breed Dog Forums
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