Thank you everyone for the encouragin messages, and also thank you to those that have experienced what I am experiencing. I will most certainly try all these tips at one point or another I am sure until Walker and I find something that works!
Hope everyone is able to get out with their dog today and enjoy the sunshine..if you got it ( I am in VT and its beautiful up here!)
Fitness Minutes: (105,214) Posts: 27,510 4/20/12 7:35 A
Hi Monica welcome to the team.. What works best for Sundance Is to turn and go the opposite way as soon as the leash tightens. Another method is to become a tree when the leash tightens.Freeze and don't move. As soon as you have slack in the leash move forward. At first you may not go very far, but keep practicing it. You will be amazed how quick your dog gets it. Good Luck, Wliberty
Welcome to the team and best of luck to you! I have a harness that goes around my cocker spaniel's midsection and the leash hooks onto it (therefore it doesn't pull her neck area). My dog didn't really know "leash etiquette" either when we first got her (at age two) and she used to practically run when we first started our walks. She has become much better (guess practice helps!).
current weight: 169.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,799) Posts: 8 4/19/12 3:51 P
Hello all- I just joined Spark about a month ago & have fallen in love with the tools on here. So far I have lost 7 lbs & am ready to lose more! If it wasnt for my Cocker Spaniel, Shaggy & my boyfriends Beagle/Ches. Retreiver mix, Walker & our beloved walks together, I dont think I would have all the motivation needed to lose this weight I want to lose!
I do have a question for everyone out there about walking my dogs-Walker, he is 3 and he tends to pull very hard on his leash. I know my boyfriend hasnt really taught him proper leash etiquette as he didnt walk him much, that has become my bonding with Walker, so I am wondering how I can reduce him pulling on his leash which inevitably makes him choke and pant hard. I dont know if I should chaulk it up to not learning how to behave on the leash, him being young and excited about our walk afte being in the house while I am at work, or if he needs a different type of leash..any suggestions would be appreciated!
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