Leash Pulling

Posted by katiekaiser
Jan 21, 2009
Because of my physical limitations which include only the use of one arm I find it impossible to do the recommended, stop turn around method. She is a beagle cross rescue, smart, willing but has a great nose. Can anyone make any suggestions please. I use a haltie.
Posted by Idan-Kashi
Jan 22, 2009
You use a haltie. How she keeps pulling you?
Posted by monty
Mar 26, 2009
Are you using a body halti?? Or head halti if its the body halti i would recomend getting a head halti i use one by a company called gentle leader, my dog walks like a lamb with this on as like yourself i have disability and this has been a godsend hope this helps
Posted by Maggiesmom1
Jun 4, 2009
With my dogs, big and little, I have found the answer for leash pulling. Its a pinch collar--they don't like the sensation of the squeeze when they pull and it stops them. Sometimes these are called "prong collars"...[url=http://leerburg.com/fit-prong.htm.:]Leerburg[/url])
Posted by KOPsarah
Jun 8, 2009
Hi everyone, I would definitely recommend the (head) halti as a way to walk dogs without pulling and greatly improve the ability of people with any sort of physical limitations to safely and easily walk dogs. I do not recommend the use of prong collars as they can cause aggression or anxiety in dogs and can also severely damage many of the delicate structures in the neck including major veins and arteries. Your dog should not be able to pull while on a head halti if it is fitted correctly and used correctly because the dog cannot physically pull using only its nose. Can you describe how your dog pulls?
Posted by Kate-and-kernow
Jun 19, 2009
A really good way of getting control of your pup is to teach him the look command. Hold a treat by his nose then move it up to your forehead and say look. Then treat him. Once he knows this you can you this to bring his concentration back to you and not pulling!

My dog sometimes goes nuts on the end of the leash and this method has helped with that and the pulling.
Posted by K9-One
Jun 21, 2009
This method works well with your limitations. When the dog gets to the end of the lead, stop and fold your arms and simply wait. Do not use any verbal commands to get the dog to come to you. When the dog makes the decision to return to your side praise and reward. Patience, patience, patience. As with most training the point of this drill is to let the dog make the decision to come to you, and to learn that “away from me is bad and by me is good.” If you have trouble getting the dog to return, take half a step back, again with no verbal command.
Remember that the Beagle breed is all about being in front looking for sent, and with many hunting breeds you are trying to defy it’s natural instincts by keeping it beside you.

K9 One