One of the most common problems dog owners face is, at the time of the walk, the jerks he gives on the leash.
The first thing is arm yourself with patience. Also, each dog is different and some will take more time than others.
If the dog is a puppy and still cannot go out, take the opportunity to put tricks into practice and start teaching him at home. In addition, it should be used to accustom the puppy to the collar, harness or leash.
The basic rules
The first rule is stand if the dog pulls. Driving should not be resumed until the belt is free of tension. If the dog pulls and we continue walking, the animal learns that it is necessary to pull to get to the site, as La Vanguardia reports in an article where it summarizes the different options to solve this problem.
The second rule is that if you keep pulling, you have to change the direction of travel. If the dog is very large, it throws a lot or it is difficult to stop it, we give a 180 degree turn, suddenly and when you pull, to force the dog to turn and keep up with our rhythm.
It is good to always carry some kind of award, especially at the beginning, when we are educating the dog.
Anti-pull harness, collar length, punishments …
An ally for teaching is the anti-pull harness. If the dog pulls, it turns towards us, so it helps the animal soon understand that it should not do it.
Regarding the length of the strap, the general indication is that it should measure between two and four meters. It must make a ‘u’ shape, it should be without tension.
At first it is good to walk around areas with few stimuli, so that the dog can get used to it little by little. If we live in a city, we must look for the hours with the least noise.
Experts Recommend regular hours and prevent the dog from spending too many hours waiting to go out and relieve itself.
Another thing to avoid is spike necklace to cause pain to the dog, because it can cause behavior problems. The choke collar, which gives the dog the feeling that it is going to drown, should also be avoided.