60lb Foster Pup!

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Re: 60lb Foster Pup!

Postby Stormi » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:52 pm

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Re: 60lb Foster Pup!

Postby Shearaha1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:22 pm

This is my favorite

Though I think I need a closer look at the on Stormi posted. Haven't seen that one before.

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Re: 60lb Foster Pup!

Postby sickmonkey » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:46 am

imo a no-pull leash, halter, or harness is no substitute for training a dog to walk on a loose leash

There are a number of guides you can find online and some good tutorials on youtube. I would make sure to use positive reinforcement (don't go for any prongs, choke chains, yanking, shock collars, etc - these can cause fear issues and aggression) and start working on heeling in a low stimulation room somewhere in your house. I would recommend starting without a leash to remove any desire to yank on it. This also means he has to stay next to you entirely of his own volition. Show him that you have a treat or a toy and reward him when he is walking by your side. This may take a bit of luring but eventually he should get it. When he gets the general idea you can throw in turns, stops, and eventually distractions.

If he is easily distracted and used to pulling outside, you should start working outside in a controlled environment. If you can find an enclosed yard or tennis court that's great. Make sure you have a high value treat or toy and refresh what you taught him indoors. It can also help to exercise him beforehand to get some of his energy out.

If stuff gets his attention easily and makes him start pulling again, you'll probably want to teach him a 'watch' command so that you can capture his attention before he starts pulling. The key is recognizing a potential distraction before he does and he starts yanking. You can also regain his attention by practicing basic commands (sit, down, shake, etc) and rewarding those. Don't punish him for pulling - you should aim to prevent his bad behavior, and punishing can cause the aforementioned fear issues/aggression as well as escalating his already excited state.

Here's one guide to loose leash walking
http://www.clickertraining.com/node/541" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Here's another
http://www.dogforums.com/dog-training-f ... using.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
And this one is probably my favorite
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues ... 624-1.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hope that helps!

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Re: 60lb Foster Pup!

Postby drhodes1970 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:40 pm

I like the easywalk harness. My puller stopped immediately with it.

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