Train Your Dog to NOT PULL on Walks – Loose Leash Walking

Treats (TruDog)
Head Harness (Halti)
Body Harness (Freedom No Pull)

Remember that your dog is a dog, he doesn’t come prewired to know “not to pull on leash”. A dog is restrained ALL day, confined to a house or yard, finally when the dog is outside, they get excited! Be patient, don’t expect perfection right away, use humane training tools that can make your life easier and reward good behaviour. Loose leash walking isn’t a difficult behaviour to teach, it’s difficult for owners because it takes time to train.

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  1. Amanda Abbott
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    What if you do not have an area that your dog can run off leash?

  2. mattermill
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    "that's pretty simple reason hey why dogs pull on leash"

  3. 秋田 Rex
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    I have a very stubborn Akita who wants to do what ever he wants when he goes on a walk
    He will pull everywhere and sniff everywhere, there are certain points if I don’t let him sniff, he will pull back or sit and lay down until I let him do what he wants
    But if I don’t let him at all he will pull really hard back and choke himself and gasp for air
    And I feel bad bc I feel like if other people are watching me they think I’m abusing him, but I’m not
    I have a gentle leader and a no pull harness
    The harness helps a bit, but he still pulls and ends up injuring his shoulders
    The gentle leader on the other hand, he keeps pulling and acts like a wild horse moving his body everywhere and pawing at it, which I feel bad, I’ve done the whole training process of him getting use to it, but acts crazy. Also some times the muzzle part of the gentle leader seems to get under his eyes and bothers him is that normal? I measured everything correctly


  4. Ophelia Stumblingbear
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    Do NOT give your dogs pepperoni or sausage or any other meat besides plain chicken. It contains too much sodium which can kill them.

  5. Sydney Steinberg
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    Hello Internet! I have been using this technique with my dog for the past ten months or so. He has definitely improved a great deal! However, I am still stopping and turning him around every time he puts tension on the leash, and it makes it impossible to get anywhere. I have been practicing with him for minimum an hour a day for ten months, and I feel like I should be past this. On good days, he walks blocks and blocks. On bad days, we pace for an hour in front of the house. I am beginning to get really frustrated. I love walking my dog and I really miss taking him for real walks. I want to just give up, call it good enough and take him back to parks and trails, but I am also afraid that if I stop prematurely and he regresses, all of this training and stress will have been for nothing. What should I do? Is ten months too long? Or is this normal and I should just stick it out a little longer? I honestly I don't think I can continue this for another year; that just wouldn't be worth it to me.

    (I should mention that my dog is a humane society dog that has been doing this since we got him at age 2-3. He was a bit older and had some bad habits going into this.)

  6. Carrie In Cali
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    Just put a harness on the dog, let him enjoy his walk, and stop with all the medieval torture devices like the "gentle" leader attached at their jaw.

  7. MarkedBYRell
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    Love your videos & also you’re super pretty. I’m bringing home a 7 week old chihuahua in a couple days so I’m trying to get the best knowledge before hand.

  8. The Party
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    I still struggle with this. I have a Halti for my dog but he's so stubborn that he tries to just pull through it. I do the same method as you where I stop until the dog realises and then he comes to heel, but as soon as I start to take a step he races off and almost breaks his neck in the attempt. He's also very strong for a lab. Any extra tips?

  9. AIC _
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    This really has worked. I tried the head collar, the front harness, and he would rather stay behind and not walk instead of moving forward. I implemented these techniques and it did wonders. Must have patience with them because at first they might not understand, but with practice it really works. He barley pulled on or 45 minute walk, I also let him sniff grass as we went and gave a slight pull to initiate the walk again. Great video!!

  10. Jon Thornburg
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    Amazing video, this clears a lot up for me, thank you

  11. Goya Bridges
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    I hope this can help out dog out I can try this

  12. Goya Bridges
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    I need help training our pit bull

  13. p4ngolin
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    I am dog sitting a staffie for a friend. he is such a good boy but used to be walked around fields with a very long leash, and given freedom to pull pretty much at all times. That is however not possible where I live, where I need to walk near busy streets before getting to an area that is a bit more secure for him to get freedom to roam a bit more.
    he is very strong and gets very excited about new smells and new surrounding, which is fine. I've got one of those retractable leashes so I can adapt the length to our surroundings, giving him freedom to go off and sniff when he can, and shortening it when we approach a road.
    I am trying to get the dog to understand that there is no set distance for a leash and that once it pulls, he needs to stop (where before, the leash was at its maximum length before we would actually tell him no).
    I have been applying the "stop and start again when he stops pulling" technique, as he is on a diet and I can't give him too many treats (he's a fatty lol). I do reward him but i'm trying not too fatten him. I don't use a clicker, but he is reacting to the sound the leash makes when you push the button to stop it unravelling. when he hears it he tends to slow down or look back now. I also tend to reel him back with a sideways movement to throw him off balance rather than just a pull, so he isn't compelled to do a sort of tug of war.
    He is getting there and my arms are getting less sore haha !

    Thank you for this video it really helped me deal with that dog's energy 🙂

  14. Samantha C
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    Are the head harnesses safe? Seems like forcing the head to turn when the dog is so excited could injure them?

    Thanks for the video! I've got a wonderful but pulling pittie who walks me more than I walk her so I'm loving the advice in this video 🙂

  15. Emma-jean Hobbs
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    My dog is out of control if i let him of the leach he would run away forever

  16. Gus McCrae
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    What bullshit. Did you make this shit up by yourself?
    I'm sorry sweetheart you're just young and dumb and stupid.

  17. emily dang
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    your video is so helpful and real thanks so much!

  18. Walter Lucchesi
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    I have never used clickers.. I use my voice. I was once in a park and everybody was using clickers and you should have seen how confused were those dogs as they didn't know who was clicking what..

  19. Colin
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    Hello cuzz love your videos

  20. Maxim Petrov
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    This was great, I've been looking for "cesar dogs trainer" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried – Biyiden Yonsabella Review – (just google it ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my partner got great success with it.

  21. What's Up
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    What if my dog doesn't like eating in public? And won't accept the treat

  22. Galvarino
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    i am a cheap person so instead of buying a clicker i made the sound with my mouth lol helped you all too

  23. I Jabbs
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    damn you people jut like to talk and take forever to get to the point. O lets talk about everything but training your dog to walk

  24. Jannette Berends
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    What really helps to continu with the method “stand still when the dog pulls” is keeping track of the number of times the dog pulls during a standard walk. When you do this you will see that the number of pulling is gradually decreasing. Not in a straight line, but It does.

  25. Leandro Jose Catarata
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    pretty and intelligent…thanks for the tips.

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