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.