Golden Retrievers are usually very vigilant dogs and are sensitive to their owner or walker's pace. This is why they are popular breeds chosen to be guide dogs. You should find that your dog being a Golden Retriever will get the hang of walking on a leash quite a lot quicker than other breeds of dog.
If he is a puppy, training should take from a couple of weeks to around a month as long as you practice on his daily walks. If you are training an older dog that has had years of bad habits on a leash, these are going to be a lot harder to break. You will probably need a few months to correct these ingrained traits.
You will need a generous supply of tasty dog treats and his favorite toys. If he doesn’t have any toys yet, a good one would be a tug rope so that you can play tug and pull with him.
He has trouble with responding and complying with commands on walks. (This only happens on walks) He pulls the whole way. And lunges at anything he is slightly curious about. He will not eat treats on walks. So I've gone to verbal and physical praise. I use a harness (perfect fit with some wiggly room) and about a 4 foot leash.
Hello, I am confident that if you work on Heeling with Milo when on walks, you will make progress. This is an excellent guide on Heeling. Try the Turns Method or the Stop and Go Method (the Treat Lure may not work with him). Practice 10 minutes a day at first and gradually work up to heeling most of the time, unless it is a pee or poop break. Teaching Milo to behave on walks will make the experience entirely different for both you and him! https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-poodle-to-heel. Read the whole guide - all of the tips are excellent. Good luck!
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