Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
3 months old? So around 13-14 weeks and the trainer is already having a prong collar being used?
No I don't agree with that at all, I didn't use a prong collar until 7 months with Delgado. Firstly, you need to teach loose leash walking, practice practice practice in the house, backyard, driveway, then out on walks for short periods. If the flat collar isn't working you can try a front hook harness that is specifically made for pulling or a head halters like a gentle leader can be a useful tool.
I agree with keeping things mostly positive, reward the good behaviour and ignore the bad (within reason of course, sometimes a time out or light scruff is warranted). If you haven't started already, look up clicker training on youtube and utilize the tool to mark the good behaviours and encourage them.
Jasmine - Female Miniature Poodle - born Aug 15, 2010
Loker Delgado Von Stalworth - Male GSD - born Jan 26, 2012
Koda & Zazu - 7 year old male cats
Alex - Male Cocker Spaniel (rescue) - RIP Cuddlebug 2007-2010
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