This problem is on a much lower scale than most of you are used to, I know, but perhaps you can help me.
I always raised our puppies, and I had a regular routine whereby they easily learned to heel.
But I am now semi-disabled, and my husband has had the job with our two young'uns - one 2 1/2, one 1 1/2.
They have gotten used to being walked with those retractable leashes, which allows them to bounce around all over the place and be happy.
Unfortunately, the time has come where I cannot control them on those leashes, nor on a lead. They want to pull constantly, and they are strong.
How do I retrain them to be able to heel (or, perhaps I should say, how do I train my husband to train them to heel when walked)?
They are both very smart dogs. I have my days when I think they may be smarter than my husband ... he doesn't want to make them "unhappy." But the situation is such that I can't walk them at all now. That's not good for either them or me.
Mary (that's a picture of Duke with his duckie, about a year ago - he's the 2 1/2-year old).