However, it's so easy to accept poor behavior on a leash, even when you don't mean to.
Picture the scene: It's a bright sunny day, the birds are singing, and it's perfect for a game of ball in the park. You pop the dog on his leash and you both set off. Only he knows the ball is in your pocket and is super-excited. In the spirit of "Come on, Mum, let's get to the park," he pulls you along, eager to get the fun started.
The trouble is that when you tag along behind, the dog has now learned that pulling gets him where he wants to go--in other words, the behavior just rewarded itself. Oops! See where this is heading? Your dog has taught himself to pull and it becomes an established habit.
How to stop this and have a dog that walks nicely on the leash? Read on...
Good leash behavior involves the dog pacing attentively to your heel (which side is a matter of personal choice, but it's best to elect a favorite side and stick with it), without pulling, and sitting when you stop.
There should also be some slack in the lead, rather than it being tight as a hawser attached to a tow truck. To achieve this level of attention requires that the dog first accepts the collar and leash, and is comfortable wearing them. And then that they understand what is acceptable behavior and what is not. Getting this information across in a fun and a non-threatening way is the essence of good training.
To aid the lessons you'll need:
I have two very big concerns:
Firstly the issue with him is I can't find a properly fitted collar for him when he pulls he takes of the collar and run ..I dont know which collar to buy what to do .... training him inside the house I understand for leash behavior but I am pretty sure when he will go out he will do the same....its really bothering me
Hello Manika, Depending on how pup is slipping his leash, I recommend either a martingale collar (the least secure but a lot more secure than a standard collar), a prong collar that is reinforced, clipped to a second collar, or a front clip harness that won't chaff, something like ruffwear's front range harness. Prong fitting and reinforcing - if you need to go this route: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23zEy-e6Khg Check out the article linked below and the Turns method - you will start this method somewhere calm - inside, your yard, a calm culd-de-sac, and as pup improves, gradually work up to harder and harder locations. Pup first has to learn how to heel and do the command, then after pup understands what's going on, you build on that by gradually adding more distractions - the training is progressive. If you start inside, pup will likely still pull once you get outside, but if you progress gradually enough pup should improve outside more quickly if you did training inside, then each time you add more distractions, you will notice pup getting a little worse again due to the distraction, but because you have been practicing with less distractions, they will be able to improve by practicing around new distraction and continue improving, instead of just being over stimulated and confused. Turns method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-poodle-to-heel Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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