Leash pulling is a common problem during walks. Dogs may pull due to excitement or to explore their surroundings. Understanding the reasons is crucial.
Teach your dog to walk on a loose leash from the beginning. Use positive reinforcement and rewards for walking calmly beside you.
Avoid punishing your dog for leash pulling. Instead, focus on positive reinforcement to encourage desired behavior.
The appropriate leash and collar or harness. Front-clip harnesses can be helpful for dogs that pull excessively.
Consistent training is essential. Be patient with your dog and reinforce good behavior consistently.
If your dog starts pulling, change directions abruptly. This will teach them to pay attention to your movements.
If your dog pulls, stop walking and wait for them to return to your side. Reward them when they do so.