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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Pulling on the leash

I'm getting ready to adopt a GSD from a rescue. I visited her today and took her for a walk. She was found as a stray and has no leash manners. She pretty much tried to drag me while walking her (it doesn't help that I'm a petite 5' tall woman). She started choking because she couldn't breath when I first started walking her.

What can I do to teach her to not pull while we're walking?

She is about one and is really smart. So, I think she'll catch on quick. Plus, she was pretty excited when we got there to look at her. She'll probably be a little calmer once she is at our house. When we got her away from the people and other dogs that were there, she did calm down a little.

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Thanks!! I think I'll be watching a lot of YouTube videos in the next few weeks!
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Thanks!! I think I'll be watching a lot of YouTube videos in the next few weeks!
DO a search for the user kikopup on youtube, her videos are fantastic!

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Looks like you got good training advice. In addition I would get a front clip harness because there are some times when you will HAVE to take your dog places before they are fully trained. Like the vet.

There was a stray dog in our neighborhood (APBT?) who we grabbed, put a collar on, and started knocking on doors to find her home. I was shocked at how strong she was! She had no leash manners. I can control my 70 lb GSD, but she was literally pulling me over. Wish I had put a harness on her instead of the flat collar we used.
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