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5 Quick Tips To Stop Your Dog From Pulling On The Leash

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to take your dog for a walk without getting dragged down the street? In this video, Instructor Rob will give you 5 tips to stop your dog from pulling on the leash that you can use immediately. He will talk about some of the reasons you should be using a collar instead of a harness while your dog is in training. He will also let you know exactly how you can use the tools and equipment that you have right now to teach your dog to walk without pulling!

Is your dog CONSTANTLY pulling during your walking training? This video is for you:
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Chapters:
00:00 Opening
0:50 Using The Right Equipment
3:17 Pay Attention To The Tension
4:35 What If My Dog Is Too Big Or Strong?
6:04 Turning Away From Distractions
6:56 The Most Important Tip!

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44 thoughts on “5 Quick Tips To Stop Your Dog From Pulling On The Leash”

  1. Once again you nailed it: this is another great video that I can recommend to my own training clients. I love that you mention the gentle leader and how easy it is to transition a dog from the head collar back to the buckle collar. Thank you so much for making these great videos! ❤️🙏

  2. Thank you so much for making these videos. I am getting a puppy soon and i need to prepare myself and many many of your videos, i mean i have been watching your videos for at least 3 hours trying to learn about puppies needs and wants. Many many videos have given me information i didnt know about, Thank you! <3

  3. You folks always present really nice content!
    Wish this video was done with a dog that was actually pulling the leash consistently and then you guys helped with remodeling that behavior…
    Keep up the good work!

    1. Hook the leash to the front lower ring on their harness when they pull, they will turns themselves sideways.
      YES that is what that lower ring below their head is for, they will learn w/o you doing anything.

  4. Y’all are very helpful!! My Border collie, Aspen, has trouble with choking while we walk. I make sure her collar isn’t too loose and isn’t too tight but she still chokes. I can’t think of what I’m doing wrong. I get very discouraged when it happens. You guys have been very helpful to me in my training, and I wish I’d known about you guys when I first got my puppy!! Love your dogs and love your training tips!! You guys are amazing!!

    1. Hook the leash to the front lower ring on their harness when they pull, they will turns themselves sideways.
      YES that is what that lower ring below their head is for, they will learn w/o you doing anything.

  5. Thank you, I really like your videos. One challenge though is how to put this into practice as the dog has not been pulling the leash at all. How do you maintain slack in the leash and offer a choice if the dog consistently pulls as hard as she can? Would be helpful to see a video with a dog who’s actually pulling and how your techniques actually trigger a change in behavior. Thanks a lot!

    1. I agree 100%. It’s impossible to offer slack if they just consistently pull. I’ve tried to do this and I can’t.

  6. And what if a dog (husky) doesn’t let themselves have slack ? How are you able to apply slack if once you start walking again they pull? I’m very confused

    1. Yea, I have a bluetic coonhound and there’s never been a point where there’s slack. Its impossible to get her to stop chasing things

    2. Interdimensional Steve

      @Nerdperior It takes longer, but every time they pull, stop dead and hold it. Do a little tug and try to get their attention and/or get them to come back to stand near you and wonder wtf you’re doing. The key is then when you start walking again, do so with BIG praise and even a treat. Or do the back and forth trick where you walk one way and the second they pull you stop, turn and walk the other way. Do this back and forth for twenty minutes if you have to, but the key is getting them used to you being in control of when to turn and how. The hardest part is having them look to you for guidance.

    3. Sometimes with my chow, if he’s pulling hard and excited over something I’ll stop make him sit and relax and start walking again. It will distract him and sometimes it helps

    4. Choke chain small corrections then move to a regular collar, my brother and gf have a 1 yr old female beagle. It runs the house and they don’t believe in correcting the dog.

  7. I hate ‘ pros ‘ who say ‘ dont pull on the leash, have a calm leash ‘ yeah but if we are here its because our dog is a formule 1 and pull all time xd

    1. This is a JOKE!!!! I can teach a dog not to pull on a leash in 45 minutes with the correct corrections collar!!! Have at least a 100 times! Owners are amazed by my methods!!!!

    2. @Lance lorber Nop. Ill take my dog for exemple. He is afraid of everything. Cant learn and listan something in street cause he check everything. So this methode for stop pull is not working on mine.

    3. Hook the leash to the front lower ring on their harness when they pull, they will turns themselves sideways.
      YES that is what that lower ring below their head is for, they will learn w/o you doing anything.

    4. For real. My dog never allows a loose leash even when I stop walking when he pulls and air for him to come back. The second we start walking again he pulls.

      The only time he stays with me is when I have treats with me. It’s maddening. I hate walking my dog.

  8. This video was amazing! Thank you so much. I immediately changed the thinner collar I had on my dog and put the other steps into place. Walking with my puppy was seriously a nightmare and I would come back exhausted and frustrated every time. Now I’m even impressing the neighbors! It’s been helpful with treats to help with distractions. After a few weeks, we did a short jog with no treats and puppy was great!!! Thank you!!

  9. McCann spent so much time talking about the collar type and placement because it’s everything! I have been struggling with my 4-month old puppy and have been so frustrated by the constant pulling. I changed the placement of his collar and in five minutes I have a new dog! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  10. My dog pulls constantly.
    There is never any slack on his leash. He pulls in five different directions at the same time. Lol

    1. Hook the leash to the front lower ring on their harness when they pull, they will turns themselves sideways.
      YES that is what that lower ring below their head is for, they will learn w/o you doing anything.

    2. Just stay in one spot until he calms down and he will eventually sit. You have to be extremely patient with dogs. Then award him for sitting and wait until he’s calm again repeat this process and then start the leash training. There’s steps to take. First teaching dog to sit on command is the BEST command to learn. It’s basically tells the dog listen and observe

    1. Yes! I just tried a gentle leader twice! Both times she has gotten so upset at it correcting her she pushed on it with her paw and cut her nose. She’s ok until it pulls on her muzzle.

    2. @Krogan Love that’s funny but I get what you mean. I Have to take my dog somewhere off lead to run off energy first then lead work or I end up with my arm nearly out the socket.

  11. I already liked the way you started this video, adjusting the leap position to going in w more of a heel position! Nice.

  12. My dog starts pulling the second we get out the door and I’ve been desperate to teach her how to stop pulling so hard. This seems like a good place to start, thank you!

    1. Hook the leash to the front lower ring on their harness when they pull, they will turns themselves sideways.
      YES that is what that lower ring below their head is for, they will learn w/o you doing anything.

  13. ONE SECOND FIX!
    Hook the leash to the front lower ring on their harness when they pull, they will turns themselves sideways.
    YES that is what that lower ring below their head is for, they will learn w/o you doing anything.

  14. I recently bought my dog a 15′ leash. It helps a lot. I can let him get some space from me when he’s off sniffing and then when we start to walk again he comes back to heel position relatively easy because I let him do his thing.

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