Are you struggling with leash walking? Does your dog drag you on-leash? We know frustrating this can be. Let’s get your dog walk nicely on-leash now.
There are three tools that we use to help with leash walking.
There are many Salt Lake City dog trainers, that may recommend choke collars or prong collars.
However, we don’t recommend them as they cause pain on your dog which can lead to aggression or fear problems.
We love the following tools.
1.) The Gentle Leader works great for super hyper dogs. It is not the first tool I recommend because many dogs dislike them.
However, you can teach many dogs to like it by pairing positive things while they wear the gentle leader such as eating dinner or feeding treats.
Dogs that jump a lot, have on leash aggression problems, or pull very hard may benefit from this tool.
2.) The Front Hook Harness is amazing and I use this one the most.
When a dog pulls on the leash it throws them a bit off-balance because the leash hooks on the chest of your dog. The harness has a chest hook.
If your dog isn’t super muscular this the best! I know many other Salt Lake City dog trainers that recommend this harness as well and have had great success.
3.) The Freedom No Pull Harness is wonderful for super strong dogs. I have used it on Pit Bulls and Rottweilers and other super strong breeds.
The harness has a back and front hook. As a result, it is more difficult for the dog to pull you so hard. You use a double ended leash with it.
Of course, with any of the above tools we recommend that you work on dog training. Salt Lake City owners should not expect that just because they are using one of the above tools that their dog will stop pulling.
It works best if you c/t (click and treat) when the leash is loose and give a consequence for pulling such as taking a step backward or changing directions.
If you need help training loose leash walking please consult with a Salt Lake City Dog Trainer.
Johanna Teresi, Salt Lake City Dog Trainer, Four Legged Scholars, Salt Lake City, Dog Trainers