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Post by audrey on Fri Aug 15 2014, 14:38

My 4 month old staffy pulls so much when on the lead .I have put her a harness on but this does not make any difference --how do I get her to walk by me and not pull .worried that when she gets full grown I will not be able to hold on to her .

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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 15 2014, 15:01

Hiya, Have you tried walking a couple of paces then stop, sit and treat. Or stop and walk the other way method? If you have something tasty ie sausage or ham and let her sniff it but keep it in your hand by your chest. Remain her attention and after a few paces stop tell her to sit and treat her. It worked for me but does take time. I also use like a halti, mines a figure of 8 lead goes around the neck and up over the muzzle, so gently pulls their heads round if any pulling. But the training is really important firstly. x

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Post by Amelie on Fri Aug 15 2014, 15:28

Head halti or gentle leader, Worked wonders on my three, Swapped sides regularly and used it on and off, works a treat.

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Post by Nathan on Fri Aug 15 2014, 15:41

Halti is the only thing that works for my two as well although i dont use it on most walks only if i need to go through town. Laska is pretty good without it but is always set off by Marleys excitment at seeing something like a leaf or a cloud or traffic cone, you get the picture  Laughing 
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Post by Mia05 on Fri Aug 15 2014, 15:41

Collar and lead combo every time the dog pulls 
Pull them using the lead gently to the side with a firm no stop a few seconds try again worked for me and high praise when they obey you
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Post by audrey on Fri Aug 15 2014, 16:03

will try the reward training but its difficult with holding on to my other dog as well .she does not pull and walks well to heel -think the problem could be the pup keeps trying to get to the older dog and I,m keeping them separate

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Post by Sazzle on Fri Aug 15 2014, 20:04

I taught using a heel sit, get her in that position then take a step and heel sit again, progressing to two steps heal sit, three etc etc, it's a slow process at first but worked for me  Smile 
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Post by Nalabala on Thu Aug 28 2014, 07:52

Our puppy preschool taught us to treat AS we walk. Give her a soft treat (with a 'good' if you want) that she doesn't have to stop and eat so as to not distract them from the task at hand... walking. Hard when they are so little I know, but it worked wonders as they learn that good things happen if they stay by your side. She had it within a few walks. Now she always looks up at us whilst walking just to check she is doing the right thing. It's so cute.
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Post by Mia05 on Thu Aug 28 2014, 11:14

Aww thats brilliant
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pulling on walks/walking to heal

Post by misspoppystaff on Tue Jul 25 2017, 12:34

Hi there im new to this forum so i hope iv posted in the right place! I have Poppy my 7 month old staffy and im having real trouble with her pulling on the lead and lunging. We have taken her to training classes since 12 weeks old which she has learnt alot from and has got to socalise well with other dogs. We use a half check collar for her training and also out on walks sometimes, which does work but after all this time its still a case of constantly 'checking' along the walk which is difficult when i walk with my daughter in her pushchair. she also has a harness with the normal clip and the back of the shoulders which i prefer due to the comfort for her...however she pulls even more in this as its easier for her to do so! Im considering a gentle leader/halti type of harness....or getting one with the lead clip at the front for more control. Do you have any advise??
I understand its a case of persistance with the training to heal and she is a good learner, but the excitment of every little thing on a walk just gets the better of her! My bad back, shoulders and arms need a rest!

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Post by LizP on Tue Jul 25 2017, 13:36

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Post by LizP on Tue Jul 25 2017, 13:44

Hi and welcome from me and mine.

You'll see from the above welcome message that we've got some information sheets that you might find helpful in general. There is one that specifically deals with teaching loose lead walking

https://staffy-bull-terrier.niceboard.com/t66712-teaching-loose-lead-walking#1022186

For me, it's a question of understanding and training. Halti type equipment can be effective but dogs generally don't like them and I personally don't want to use something that my dog feels uncomfortable in.

Don't get hung up on heel, all you need is a loose lead. Teaching your dog to want to walk with you is good but don't worry if she's at heel or just near.


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