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    1. #11
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      IN class we were told, when we practice, to mark out an imaginary square on the ground. Walk the square, turn at the corners, go kitty corner, about turn and reverse about turn. Not for long, maybe a minute or so. It helps build focus as your pup has no idea where and when his crazy owner is going to turn. Walking briskly really helped us and I softly bumped the dog out of the way and kept going when he got in front of me.

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      Depending on the dog, we often use prong collars. I let them hit the end of the lead on their own, so they self correct. They figure it out pretty quick.
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      I use a ez walk and Gigi is okay.my mother in law takes her for walks and my 9 yr old and 6 yr old sometimes. But Gigi is a heavy puller.she is 16 months And very strong. Most of the time is okay . I never try the collar. The prong works the best but I rather ly use it .

      She has been training from 12 weeks , she has had 6 training courses each over 2 month long.

      Best thing that actually worked. Walking .Alot of walking.the more she walks the better has become. Now except some days when she has too much energy .she hardly pulls.

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      We are trying and starting to see glimmers of hope by using the stop in place when they pull and wait for them to stop, then proceed till they pull and stop method. changing direction kinda worked, but seemed to be less effective...thus far. thanks for all the support and suggestions!

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      WOW! I am blown away. Today Kona was amazing! half he walk was lose leash and right at my left side! when he pulled I either stopped or did a 180. Thanks again for all the help and support!!!

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      Glad to hear he's getting better! I think sometimes they "selectively forget" what they're supposed to be doing.

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      I fully believe they selectively forget/selectively listen! Jack was smart and stubborn. sometimes I would give him a command, he would just look at ya with a defiant gaze and do something else. I know he knew what i was asking him to do... Kona isnt that way...yet ; )

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      Glad to hear the stopping in place when he begins to pull is working to some degree. One thing that you can do to tighten it up is to make abrupt left hand turns (I'm assuming he's heeling on the left) when his shoulders get ahead of you but before his butt does.

      It's good that he knows there is a limit to the length of the leash (and your patience!!!). But if you want to keep him close to you, give him a reason to pay attention to where you are in relation to his body.

      Trust me. This is something I have to review with my dog all the time. Like today, for instance.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TuMicks View Post
      It's good that he knows there is a limit to the length of the leash (and your patience!!!). But if you want to keep him close to you, give him a reason to pay attention to where you are in relation to his body.
      This is why I like to change direction! I love watching them look at me waiting for my next move. Changing directions forces them to watch me.

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