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Hi everyone, I was hoping to get some tips from you regarding loose leash walking. Eva is 11 months old (we got her when she was 5 months old.) She's had basic obedience training and walking her has always been a challenge. I have tried using a harness and then a halter. No matter what I try she still pulls the lead. I also tried stopping when she pulls but no progress in 6 months. She has a very sweet nature and she does behave very well over all but this is an issue that we need to solve so I will be grateful for some new ideas ;) Many thanks
I've found the figure 8 leads and head collars are very effective, if the dog will tolerate them...
I'm going through the same thing myself. I've always used a Halti or Gentle Leader on Benson and he's happy with that but I decided that I was going to persevere with Rigsby. We have spent countless hours training and he knows what is expected of him but as soon as we are out the door, excitement takes over.
I would say there must be an Irish Setter that will walk nicely on a loose lead and standard collar, but I've yet to meet this paragon of virtue so I've yielded to temptation and now he is also walked wearing a head collar!
Thanks for the response Lesley, I use the Black Dog Infin8 Halter on Eva which is almost the same thing as a figure 8 lead. I guess persistence is the key to training :) I just hope to see the day that she walks nicely on a loose lead.
I use the halti front leader on Riley and Cassie....the leads clips onto their chest so as they pull you just turn them towards you...you can also use as a double lead where it clips on their chest and their shoulders...I like it as Riley is a water baby and can still swim with it on as its fabric...
Ha Ha! These men...my husband just relies on his strength to hold them back. I now only let him walk the oldies regularly, as he ruins all my hard work:)
I don't like the Halti for the same reason but the front leader by Halti does not go on the head its a harness but the clip is on the front and not the back.....it works great for mine...:0)
I found with the non pull harness mine pulled even harder lol....with the Halti front leader harness they cant get out of them and they also clip to their collar...:0)
Oh how I relate to the man = pull if you like syndrome. Credit where it is due, my husband has trained our youngest girl on recall and done a fantastic job, he had her sitting and staying at 10 weeks. She will leave a game with other dogs if he calls her BUT she drags him all the way to the field and he just takes no notice, so when I take her out we have 10 minutes of stoping, returning, walking ect. etc. she is on collar and leed.
Good luck Senam
This discussion reminds me of an old blog of mine - enjoy :-)):
Nice one Cornelia, very true and great pictures <:0)