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Old 07-20-2014, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My 8 Month old wond stop pulling

just looking for some input on what collar to get for my 8 month old shepherd that like to pull while going for walks
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Put a prong collar on him for correction and teach him to release to pressure with a clicker. It takes a while but can be done.
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I love the prong collar but ONLY in conjunction with classes/trainer. Otherwise, without the classes and for someone new to the collar, they always get the wrong size and don't use it correctly and still have issues and problems.

Best thing would be to find a great club/class and start up having a blast with other people that ALSO love their dogs enough to take this extra step. And learning fast and well how to work with your dog. Helps eliminate the anger and frustration too.

There is also a great harness that works well by Premier (the Easy Walk) but it also needs to be fitted properly.

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Best used with a prong collar, however I think you could try it with a regular collar.

When walking with your pup, try this exercise.

Don't hold the leash taut(sp?). Walk with him in one direction, once he hits the end of his leash, give him a quick pop and turn around and walk in the opposite direction. When he hits the end of his leash, quick pop, turn and head in opposite direction. Don't say anything. This way he learns that he doesn't get to go where he wants, he goes with you.

That's one of the exercises that I learned at basic obedience.
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Releasing to pressure. -

When the leash is tight, slowly back up until the dog releases to the pressure and starts to come back to you. At that point, click and treat. You want the treat to be given in the heel position so your reward line is where you want the dog to walk.
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