Hi guys,I brought my "Sarge" home at 8 weeks old and have been getting tips and advice from these threads since, this is my first post but would like to thank you all both for past and future assistance!
Sarge is now 6months old and is a pretty well behaved young dog, we also have an older Labrador "Rambo" and they get on like a house on fire! Sarge learning from Rambo, but also picking up his bad habits. The problem I seem to have is when I walk them both. After half an hour or so they are fine, but for those first 20-30 minutes it can be terrible! They just pull and pull to get ahead of each other! Individually I can walk either dog without much fuss, but as soon as they're together...wow!
I've tried head collars and correction harnesses, and neither dog likes wearing the Gentle Leader Head Collar, finding it uncomfortable or restricting. The harness did prevent Rambo from pulling, but only after he physically cut the underside of his front legs (his armpits).
I can hold their attention with a treat and coax them into walking loosely on their leash, and reward them as we move along. But with both of them I find this impossible, just two disobedient doggies.
I don't want to put them on "Choke/Check Chains" and just don't have the time to walk them separately.
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
Keep up the good work!