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10/9/12 9:10 P

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I used the 180-degree turn when training horses, and it worked like a charm. It never took long before they were seeing things my way! Try it, and see if your beauties can adapt.

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10/7/12 8:53 A

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I am impressed! I only have the one lab terrier mix, and she can be a handful all on her own. We have tried training loose leash walking, and she doesn't understand. Yes, we have been consistent over a period. She just likes to pull. She tends to respond better to a harness than just a collar and leash, and even when she still pulls, I have to exert less force to get her to stop pulling so much. The other thing that works with Bebe is instead of just pulling constantly, I pull with my wrist in several short, sharp pulls, and she tends to let up faster. She can ignore constant pressure, apparently, but not intermittent! Hope this helps.

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10/5/12 12:01 A

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The 180 degree turn Wliberty mentioned has always been my go-to move. It has worked with all the dogs I've trained.

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10/1/12 2:32 P

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You need to teach loose leash walking. There are different methods. You might should do a Google search to see witch method works best for your dog. My collie is a saint but Sundance can be a handful. What works best with Sundance is to do a 180 degree turn when he pulls. It doesn't take too many until he's right by my side.
Loose leash walking is something all dogs should learn. emoticon Good luck!

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10/1/12 2:21 P

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I walk 3 dogs at a time and recently purchased a "Wacky Walker" leash with a "tripler" attachment for walking all 3...they alo make a doubler which would be good for you. When they are tethered to each other they kind of pull each other along and when one stops it forces the other to as well. It does take some getting use to but I find that it's easier than handling multiple leashes. Other than that I guess just consistency and if all else fails maybe you could bring in a trainer?

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10/1/12 2:03 P

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I have two puggles. One is very good with walking but not jogging and the other practically chokes himself to death trying to outrun me.

Am looking for good tips to train my dogs to be better walking/jogging companions. I walk alone in my neighborhood at times and like to have at least one dog with me. Its tiring and distracting trying to either stop or start one or the other dog.

Thank you!

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