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How to Teach your Dog to Walk on Leash

How to train your dog to walk on leash without pulling! 😮😮I'm glad you guys are enjoying the video! Get MORE dog training tips and examples on instagram! @zakgeorge Download the app and follow me there! I'm very active on instagram! I do live shows and post new videos all of the time!

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52 thoughts on “How to Teach your Dog to Walk on Leash”

    1. Get a Gentle Lead. They are AMAZING.
      We rescued a huge dog and even with a no pull harness, we had a hard time controlling him.
      It is over their muzzle, bit does NOT hurt them or restrict mouth at all.
      He actually runs at the park to catch his ball with is on- I just unhook his leash from it (and keep a very short leash).
      Now my small 10 year old girl can control him no problem.

    1. @Jorge Herrera The dog is entirely house trained, its outside in which the dog loses control, even in the backyard. This trainer should focus on showing how to train those types of dogs too, not just calm dogs.

    2. @Ashsforever if you watch other videos of his you’ll see he has videos for training even the most stubborn of dogs (without getting into red territory as far as I’ve seen). You’re just not searching for those videos. And having a dog be calm isn’t an advanced stage, it’s a good foundation only. The dog is trained in one environment and needs a lot more training to be able to be behaved in other environments.

    3. @Jorge Herrera Ive seen so many of his videos, most of the ones where he’s taking a dog out and no, he does not. Most of his videos are around already good dogs, young puppies.

  1. Thank you so much for this video! We’re getting our puppy soon, and I’ve been watching your videos and reading your book quite a bit. Some of the older videos on leash pulling didn’t quite make sense, and so I’m Very happy that this one came out, it’s very clear!

  2. I started teaching a stray two days ago using your method. It has been working really well!

    If you have suggestions for introducing a dog to cats that would be helpful.

  3. Hey Zak, you seem to be a great trainer! I would love to see from you a video for crate or exercice pen and harness or colar. Keep on the amazing job you do. I hope I can get your books when I get my own dog (Rottie)

  4. This was SO helpful! Thank you very much for all the work that you do. You have made my life with my dog so much better. I feel like we understand each other now. In fact, when he doesn’t understand, I simply take it as a challenge rather than getting frustrated. As a result of these videos, I bring a consistency to our relationship that I can tell my dog really enjoys. It allows him to understand my language and gestures, and he is more than willing to please when he simply understands what his crazy human is trying to communicate to him.

  5. Awesome! Love it. It completely makes sense to train your dog to look at you and follow orders in a non-distracting environment, before taking them out in a more distracting environment.

  6. That dog was too easy bro. Nothing like a determined puller I was expecting. Could you do a video with a strong and really determined puller? Thanks for all your vids

    1. If your dog is pulling then you have to take time to step back and train in a less distracting environment like inside your house or in the backyard

  7. The Common Capitalist

    Love your work! New golden Retriever at our home. Your vids have been amazing and I picked up the book. 3 chapters in thus far!

  8. I love this ! Thank you! I’m teaching my skittish Aussie to walk on a leash. Treats are a wonderful motivator for her! 😀

  9. My dog used to be like Biscuit. Ever since I saw this video (and many more) I got to teach him a lot of new things and now he’s so easy to walk with! Thanks a lot 😆

  10. Oh wow, I wasn’t expecting this to be as helpful as it was. You taught me A LOT. Thank you so much! I’m excited to try to train our foster dog to walk on a leash well and this will definitely help if she winds up having this problem. Even if she doesn’t, this is good information to know in the future and to help my dog keep his focus when a squirrel is teasing him, which they love to do.

  11. Great advice! I’ve usually trained walking in leash by completely stopping walking when the dog pulls (so they learn they have to walk back a little bit if they wanna get anywhere) and then use a shorter and shorter leash until they walk by my left foot. It has always worked, that is until I got my newest foster puppy who is terrified of cars (I have reason to believe she has been hit by one as she’s currently being diagnosed for a knee damage by vets and her tail is deformed). Because of this, she goes bananas on walks so my regular methods haven’t worked at all. All the other dogs have understood that we need to walk in the same pace while she is so distracted by her surroundings often combined with fear, also she’s barely able to focus on me on walks. I’ll try this method and hopefully Barbie will learn to ignore her surroundings a little better 😄

  12. Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution

    😮😮I’m glad you guys are enjoying the video! Get MORE dog training tips and examples on instagram! @zakgeorge Download the app and follow me there! I’m very active on instagram! I do live shows and post new videos all of the time!

    1. I am curious what you have to say about the fact that bribing a dog with food is a questionable strategy also. Dog treats are highly processed cancer sticks. If you’re going to do this, get an apple, slice it and use that!
      If you make your dog fat, that is probably worse than using a choke chain or shock collar. I’ve seen the results of your technique with lazy owners. That’s how you end up with a diabetic dog!

    2. Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution It would be beneficial if you worked with a dog that is legitimately untrained. That dog can do the Wistminster Dog show she’s so well behaved. If the dog doesn’t look in your eye like you demonstrated in beginning should you lift her head? Force her to look? When you’re successful then tape that. Move on. Showing a fully trained dog already doesn’t help the average person who is trying to do it from scratch. But thanks for the try.

    3. my 4 mos old pyre can probably finish a bag of treats in one walk. how much treat can you give? my dog wont listen without a treats. please advice. thank you

    4. i actually trained my rottwiler pupy by your advices and watching your vedieos thanks…and also i have subscribed to your youtube chanel..thanks a lot again

  13. I need a training video with a dog that ACTUALLY pulls. Biscuit is such a well behaved dog compared to my dogs 😑

    1. Here’s a method that worked with me. It’s called ‘leash tension’ you have to teach your dog to walk two steps back by putting a little bit of tension on the leash behind there neck, once they step one foot back reward them, and lose the tension. Keep doing this for 2 or 3 days and then when they pull and you put tension on the leash they’ll slow down.

  14. Zak just goes “look at me”. Meanwhile I could be literally dying with fireworks shooting out of my body and my dog would still ignore me.

    1. @Anna cute savage like I barely taught my dog to jump, and he still scrapes my fingers with his teeth when he gets teats even when I give him enough space not to

    2. @Ricardo Ronco 😂 funny how I can relate to this, though all my dogs know how to do is jump… And it annoying because they keep scratching my body with their clause and pushing me backwards…. Now I avoid them🤣, sadly my family thinks I developed a fear for my dogs🤣

  15. Love your content! My family and I just adopted a beautiful 2.5 year old pittie from a shelter, she comes home this Saturday! I’m binge watching your videos to prepare myself to welcome her and give her the best home possible.
    I trust your advice because I’ve used your videos on puppy training on my mother’s 12 week old puppy last year and he was so receptive to your methods and before my vacation with them was done he could sit, stay and laydown like a champ!
    Keep revolutionizing dog training! Your doing an amazing job of it.

  16. *We just got a puppy and he starts to bark and whine… what to do? **** I go to the chapter barking and it tells me quickly and exactly what to do. Day two, barely any barking. Time for work on the other steps.Update…so a great guide. With his simple and easy steps to follow and then alternative when the original ones dont work, my puppy is so well trained in just 2 short weeks. I think stopping the bad habits early is doing him so much good!*

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