How To Train A Dog From Pulling On Leash

How To Train A Dog From Pulling On Leash


If you’ve ever tried to walk a dog that pulls, you know how painful it can be! Your arm feels like it’s going to fall off, and your dog is straining so hard at the leash that you can feel his ribs. It’s enough to make any owner give up on walks, but this article will help. I’ll show you how to train your dog not to pull on the leash in four easy steps:

1- Start with a properly fitted harness

2- Give your dog slack

3- Boot camp training

4- Try a head halter collar

1. Start with a properly fitted harness

It’s important to remember that there are many different harnesses for dogs, and each type has its own pros and cons. A harness that fits well will keep your dog comfortable and help them learn not to pull on leash.

The first step is measuring your dog correctly so you can buy the right size harness. To do this, measure their chest circumference at their widest point (the spot where their legs meet their rib cage). Then measure from the top of the shoulders down to where you want the buckle on your dog’s new harness to sit (usually halfway between their chest and waist). Once you have these measurements, check our sizing chart here: [link].

It’s important to make sure that any type of equipment is comfortable for your pet–this includes collars as well as leashes! If they aren’t used correctly or adjusted properly during training sessions, it’ll be hard for both of you at first but will become second nature over time once they get used it!

2. Give your dog slack

When your dog is walking properly, give him some slack. This may seem counterintuitive at first, but giving a dog slack while they are walking calmly will help you to avoid having to correct the pulling behavior in the future.

When your dog isn’t pulling on the leash and is walking nicely beside you, give them some slack. This will make it easier for them to walk next to you and prevent pulling in general.

If your dog is not pulling on the leash but is standing still or sitting down instead of moving forward with you when walking, give him some slack so he has room for movement without being forced into an uncomfortable position.

This means that if at any point during your walk with Fido (be it on-leash or off) he starts acting up or misbehaving by barking/growling at other people or animals along the way—or just generally behaving like an unruly member of society who doesn’t know how to mind his manners—you should immediately stop moving forward so that Fido has nowhere else left besides being near his owner where he can cause trouble!

3. Boot camp training

Boot camp training is a great way to get your dog to listen and focus. Boot camp training will teach your dog that they are not allowed to pull, but instead must walk beside you as a pack leader, who demands respect and attention.

Boot camp also works well with dogs who have an aggressive personality, or those who like to challenge their owners in order to get what they want (like food).

Boot camp will make everything much easier when it comes time for leash training because it builds a strong bond between you and your pet by making them feel safe with their surroundings when out on walks or even just around the house!

4. Try a head halter collar

If your dog is still pulling, you might want to consider a head halter collar. Head halter collars work by gently guiding the dog’s head and redirecting their attention. They are especially good for dogs with shorter snouts, as they help keep them from pulling on the leash (though they can take some getting used to).

For example, if you were walking your dog on a lead around an obstacle course like this:

Training the pull out of your dog is doable and achievable, but it’s going to take some work on your part. You just need to be patient and persistent.

Training the pull out of your dog is doable and achievable, but it’s going to take some work on your part. You just need to be patient and persistent.

  • Be consistent: You will need to practice this every time you go for a walk. If you are inconsistent in your training, then it will be much more difficult for your dog to understand what he or she needs to do. In fact, if you don’t make walking on a leash fun for them, they may even decide that it’s not worth their effort after all!
  • Be firm: Your dog should know that there are rules when walking on a leash and if they break those rules then there will be consequences (such as being corrected). This is called “fading”, where you start off with harsher corrections before moving onto lighter ones until eventually no correction is necessary at all!
  • Be ready to use treats and praise: Treats can help motivate dogs while giving praise helps reinforce good behavior! It’s important not only when trying out new skills but also during the rest of any given day so that they’ll remember how awesome it feels when doing well 🙂


We hope that this in-depth look at the topic of leash pulling has helped you better understand how to train a dog from pulling on leash. The next time your dog starts pulling, try out some of the strategies we’ve discussed above and see if they work for you and your pet!

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