Originally Posted by Carriana
I have seen a variation of this where you just stop dead in your tracks the second the slack goes out of the leash and only start again once it's slack again. There's also harnesses that do a similar things where the ring you attach the leash to is in the front instead of the back which turns them around when they pull too hard. Same concept.
I used this technique when I was training my male not to pull on the leash. Each time the leash got tight, I would say, "ut oh" I would stop walking, he would have to sit. It didn't take long before he realized as long as the leash stayed loose, he would get to walk.
This technique taught my dog, tight leash, stop, sit, stay. So, I could just pull on his leash when I would come to in intersection and need to stop.
A funny incident that happened, I had him tied to a large liquid tide bottle. A man in a wheelchair was approaching and I was beyond even yelling distance away, as I was rollerblading around a big enclosed parking lot. Dog headed toward the man, leash got tight and he sat right down. Ha Ha, a tide bottle.