Originally Posted by Titanthepitbull
Hmu puppy is about 5 months old and getting pretty strong. He keeps pulling in the the leash, how do I prevent this for the future when he's bigger?
The way to prevent this when he is bigger is to get on top of it now. These dogs LOVE to pull. That is why they excel in pulling competitions. What you need to get across is that this behavior is not acceptable.
suggests, your puppy needs to learn how to heel. You can search online and find lots of different approaches to the training. Your dog should walk even or slightly behind you with NO tension on his lead/leash. When the dog feels tension on the leash it will respond by pulling. Instead of pulling back on the leash give the leash a quick jerk to the side along with a command such as "heel" (I use the command "right by me" and my dog stays right at my leg) and then release all tension on the leash. If the dog continues to pull repeat the action and command. Once the dog understands what you want it to do, it will. All they want to do is please.