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Old 10-09-2008, 07:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up How to get your dog to stop pulling on the leash in 10-20 MINUTES!

So, a while back, my girlfriend, Nicole saw a show called 'It's Me or the Dog' which had a segment that showed how to get your dog to stop pulling on the leash.

Ortega has always been hyper, and she will pull on the leash non stop... even with a pinch collar. We've tried everything, and nothing has worked.

So anyway, on this show, Nicole said that the lady was able to make a dog stop pulling in literally like 10-15 minutes of training... We were both skeptical, but figured we'd try it anyway... Anything to make her stop pulling, we couldn't stand walking her because she pulled so much.

So we tried it out tonight, making only 2 laps around a city block, and she learned it almost completely within the first block! The second time we made the block, she did not pull a single time, and walked by my side the whole time.

Here's the method:
It's really easy. Almost TOO easy... hence the reason we were skeptical.

Walk your dog as normal, and every time they pull, instantly pivot, and walk back the other way. Do it quick enough to where it jerks them around. After 20 or so feet, do this again, following your original path.

Every time they pull, repeat this. It took us about 10 or maybe 15 times to get her to stop pulling, but it gradually got better every time.

After the first few times of doing it, she'd stop wanting to go back the other way, and would resist, but I just continued pulling and told her to come and it solved this.

As I said, by the time we made the first block, she wasn't pulling AT ALL anymore. She'd stay by my side, and every now and then she would get ahead of me by a foot or two, but as soon as she felt the collar start to tug on her slightly, she would instantly slow down.

We are freaking amazed at this... We didn't think there was any way this could work, not that fast. Nicole said she thinks the lady on the show said it throws off the dog's desire to be in the lead.


So, try it out and let me know how it goes. At the very worst, you'll waste 15 minutes of your time, and get your dog some exercise while doing it. At the best, your dog's pulling problem could be solved permanently.

Edit: Also, it did not work QUITE as well with Nicole (Not to get her to stop pulling on the leash, to get the dog to stop pulling hahaha). So you may want to try it with your dog's alpha male pack leader so to speak.

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Old 10-09-2008, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
 

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Yea, many trainers have been using this technique of reversing the direction for many years. some do it with a correction as they turn and others, like the "its me or the dog" lady use it without a correction. But then again changing directions is a correction on its own. Anyway it does work great although it looks a little weird with you making circles down the block, but that doesn't matter. Like everything else in behavior and training: if you aren't consistent with it then your tools and methods are useless.
Have a great time walking your well mannered dog.
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omg! i'm so glad i saw this post! i was looking into getting a trainer just for this reason, this is my biggest prb. with kolby, no matter how long i walk him he is always wanting to pull..oh and i love that show 'it's me or the dog' i heard that lady was coming to the states this year. but i have printed this out so i can bring it home and try it! thankx for the helpful post!!! *does happy wiggle dance*
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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No problem, chic. Let me know if it works!

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Anyway it does work great although it looks a little weird with you making circles down the block, but that doesn't matter.
haha yeah it does look weird... I was doing it at 2am outside on a very populated block lol... I was just waiting for someone to call the cops
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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.

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I'm a big fan of Victoria! She gets down to business and tells it how it is. None of these fancy techniques that no one has heard of or can't get to work because they can't see "the trainer" kicking the dog with the camera angled. LMAO. I dig her, man. Great Post!
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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.

Good post!

I had tried this several times with Ortega, but for some reason she was too hardheaded to get it. That's one reason I was so amazed that the other method worked.
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yea you gotta redirect her to break her focus on moving forward. that's why the reversing direction works. if you only stop the dog, it is still focused on moving forward and just pausing momentarily. Some dogs with lower energy can work with this technique but higher energy dogs are more willing and need to be redirected to break the focus.
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Me and David tried this and Maggie is sooo hard headed she'd just pull when
you started turning, but me and david were talking the other night when we were walking Elmo and Maggie and I took the leash and I put it under Elmos tummy and around so that it was like a collar on his back end and just made sure his penis wasnt getting hurt and we did the same thing to Maggie and it works so well. They dont have control when you have them around the hips. And it doesnt hurt them. Me and David were talking about making "butt collars" lol I'll have to take a picture and show y'all but you should try it if you get what i'm saying...


just loop it around their back end and put the clip through the handle and its a leash still but you'll be holding the clip.
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Sorry about not following up sooner but I have a lot on my plate.
If your dog continues to pull or if a correction doesn't work do not use it anymore as it can cause damage to the neck. Use good judgement..
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It's ok and thank you very much for your help i read alot of your post and replies and you really know what your talking about so i do value your opinion. I will try see if it works if not me and her will just have to try to find something else.LOL i would do anything for her so i really don't mind trying everything out there. Ok well thank again and i will talk to you soon.
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Me and David tried this and Maggie is sooo hard headed she'd just pull when
you started turning, but me and david were talking the other night when we were walking Elmo and Maggie and I took the leash and I put it under Elmos tummy and around so that it was like a collar on his back end and just made sure his penis wasnt getting hurt and we did the same thing to Maggie and it works so well. They dont have control when you have them around the hips. And it doesnt hurt them. Me and David were talking about making "butt collars" lol I'll have to take a picture and show y'all but you should try it if you get what i'm saying...


just loop it around their back end and put the clip through the handle and its a leash still but you'll be holding the clip.
this is interesting. mines is still a pup but i like the idea. i put her leash and collar on now so she can get use to the idea but it just makes her nuts and she wants to eat it all the time lol
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how to stop a pitbull from pulling when on a walk

i bought a PET SAFE easy walk harness about $30.00 @PETCO
my dog pulled so bad i never wanted to take her for a walk she would almost knock me down. but then i met this guy with a pitbull very well trained and i said how did you get her to walk so good without pulling and he told me about this harness. he said instantly she quite pulling.
so i thought it was worth a try. so we got one and my husband walked her for 2 nights and said she does not pull at all , so i thought well i'll try it.
well i put it on her a guess what it was the best walk we have ever had.
COOL BEST THING EVER

TRY IT ON YOUR DOG YOU WONT BELIEVE IT.
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