Puppy (Cairo 3.5 months) Pulling on Leash
I have a 3 1/2 month old pup and I am using a flat collar with a 6' leash.
For the most part, Cairo does fairly well on the leash. I generally have him on a loose leash to go to the bathroom and for training, but, have introduced heel, and he is doing quite well. It is usually just the two of us in the yard or on my walk or driveway.
We were outside on the lawn yesterday when my daughter got home. Cairo was very excited to see her and pulled like crazy on the leash. I was really afraid he was going to hurt himself. He was pulling really hard! Strong for me already!
So, what should I do when this happens? I had treats in my hand which proved worthless. There is virtually no way to give a correction with a flat collar; at least none that I know of. I am a proponent of prong collars, yet, believe he is too young for one. Have read here that a martingale could cause undo pressure on his neck, so, what do I do?
I really need to nip this in the bud before he can overpower me, because it won't be long and I do not want him to get hurt in the process.
Lorraine and Cairo
And here's a new photo of the little bugger with both ears now up!