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Old 05-22-2015, 07:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
 

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Violent leash pulling for rabbits, cats and other dogs!

Hello there!
I have a 2 year old buddy named, Wesley. I rescued him a little over a month ago. We have been working together every moment I am not at work to get him to be a polite, pleasant boy! We have come miles from where he was!
The only issue is that he pulls violently at small animals and other dogs. He crushes my hand in the leash and barks to no end. You can not pull him away without him on two feet still barking. I'm afraid that one day he'll break my hand or get away from me. (Yes, he pulls that hard.)
Without distraction, he walks right beside me, sits at every corner and listens to any command. Distraction? All bets are off!!
Any suggestions? Please help.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
 

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While it won't stop him from going nuts when he sees them, I have a Gentle Leader harness (the leash attaches at the chest) that I use that really, really curbs the pulling. I clip the loop on the harness to the loop on her collar with the leash. It works great!!
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is a great website to get started. It shows you how to desensitize your dog and work through the issues. A good trainer will also help you and they tend to have guinea pig dogs for you to work with instead of the general public.

http://careforreactivedogs.com

The harness attached to the collar is a great safety. You could also carry two leashes on case one goes out. Many high value treats and the goal is to get him to associate seeing what triggers his reactions and get him to know dog = yummy food. Bird = yummy food etc. it reconditions their reactions to associate with food not giving chase.

You can also use correction training which uses tools like a prong but research shows although it's faster to get your dog to listen and stop pulling it isn't the best solution to help reactive dogs in the long run.
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My girl Athena is half horse or perhaps ox, LOL. Not sure but she is a big girl and would pull like crazy. She loved to pull and the harder I would try to hold her back the harder she would pull and the more she enjoyed the challenge. I trained many dogs and have always been able to break them of pulling using conventional methods and a firm voice.
Not with her though, smart as a whip but loves the pull.

I spent $17 dollars on a harness that stopped all of the pulling immediately. No special training, no getting use to it, no slip ups. The harness is like the Gentle Leader that CamiD describes above. The D hook is at the chest and nothing around the neck. That was the trick. When she didn't feel the pull on her neck her reflexes didn't tell her to pull back. She now walks right by my side always with slack in the leash.

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