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well when ever i take my dog for a walk he is pulling us along with him could'nt control ,not coming along with me while going for walking apart from that i have given basic training to sit ,stand and all the stuffs if you have any idea kindly let me know how to get rid of this problem

well when ever i take my dog for a walk he is pulling us along with him could'nt control ,not coming along with me while going for walking apart from that i have given basic training to sit ,stand and all the stuffs if you have any idea kindly let me know how to get rid of this problem
By MANIKANDAN VENKATRAM · 26 Jun 2009 1:37 pm


By Warren Chang · 28 Jun 2009 8:44 am
Is he pulling front or back.
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By Warren Chang · 28 Jun 2009 8:45 am
Pulling front can be corrected with a halter collar. Brings the dog back to you. Pulling back, means u have to go back basic and gradually introduce him to walks etc... step by step, starting a little bit outside the door step, the next day a little further etc...
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 28 Jun 2009 9:01 pm
use a prong collar and treat him when he tries to pull....Stand when he pulls. do not move forward or backward. call him back to you and when he heels give a treat... i use this method and been helpful with my mastiffs.
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By MANIKANDAN VENKATRAMAN · 29 Jun 2009 9:49 am
he is pulling front actually and could'nt control him...
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 29 Jun 2009 9:50 am
buy a prong collar..google for prong and you will find that dogs are not able to pull harshly when on prong..
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By Anil @ DoggiesDude · 29 Jun 2009 9:54 am
When it comes to either collar, the main concern is proper usage.

Some info:

--Chain "Choke" collars are just that; the reaction of using a chain collar is essentially a --quick-- choke used during a verbal command.

*Size matters. When selecting a gauge size for a choke, always pick a suitable width. For a larger dog (40lbs+), gauges of 3mm+ should be used. By using too small of a gauge, you --can-- erect a possibility of severing into the dog's trachea when utilizing the choke. Also, you'll want at the most, 2" of slack in the length of the chain. Anything less or more defeats the effectiveness of a chain collar.

*Placement. For proper control usage, the collar should rest directly below the base of a dog's jawline, at the start of his neck when being "used"; It should never rest lower.

*Chain collars can cause severe trauma to a dog's trachea, especially when not used properly.

Choke chains should **only** be kept around his neck when you are doing training with your dog; It should ***never** remain on unsupervised. Chances of one of the loops getting caught on anything is great; causing the increased likelihood of your dog choking to death.

-Pinch collars are designed exactly to "pinch" the skin around a dog's neck as a training technique. (Be aware that the pinch for some dogs, can be painful. But, in general its reaction is of a slight sharp pinch, like one we'd give one another with our fingertips.)These collars are especially useful for larger, stronger dogs that chokes, harnesses and nylon collars cannot control. The prongs on a pinch collar are dull, flat edged and face at an angle to prevent any possibility of puncturing into the neck. Basically, when pulled taut, the prongs angle to pinch the skin around a dog's neck.

*Size matters. Just as chain collars, pinch collars should have 2" of slack.

*Placement is also just as the chain collar; sitting below the jawline, at the top of the neck.

***Pinch collars should never be left on the dog when not in training use, too.

Between both collars, I would be more apt to use the pinch collar. It causes the **least** amount of trauma and produces a more effective action; thus rendering a faster, better response from your dog. Especially when dealing with a "headstrong" dog, a pinch collar will give you the results that choke's just can't. IMO, it is a **much** safer product then the chain choke.

Many "judge a book by the cover" because of the prongs, but don't let it fool you. When I first was introduced to them, I myself was very put off by them; I considered the prongs so inhumane. As time went on, I learned what they provided and how much better they provided it; especially opposed to chain choke collars.

Its imperative with whatever choice you take, that you remember the importance of verbal commands when using these products. Choke and Pinch collars are secondary to verbal commands.

If neither option fits your choice, consider the Nylon Choke collars (as one person's mentioned) or a head harness. Nylon Choke Collars work on the same premise but use are considered more humane then the chains. Head Harnesses like "Halti's" or "Gentle Leaders" work fabulously, too. They work on the same basic premise as reigns of a horse. You control a dog's (usually a walking trainer) behavior by pulling his head against the direction he was already going. While I like to recommend them, I don't with dogs that are highly dominant or those that are training for other purposes beyond walking.

**Edited after reading your addition**
You shouldn't be needing to yank so hard to get him to follow your commands. (The more you have to pull or the harder you have to, just will cause more harm to him.) But, obviously this is the reason why you are asking the question between the two collars. While this time of his "childhood" is the most impressionable, best time for training, if he's having the opportunity to make you work harder for him to obey your commands, it may become the best time to change the method.

Consider for a short period of trying out the pinch collar. Use the pinch collar in an easy situation, like walking, without any type of distraction (for instance, in your living room). This quick opportunity with the pinch collar should garner you if his reaction to it as the same or better then with the chain.

Besides that, how long have you been with this trainer? If you've been seeing him/her for longer then 3-4 weeks, it may be time to consider another venue. Perhaps there are different techniques by another that can be more beneficial for you and your pup.

In anycase, good luck
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By Puneet Sharma · 29 Jun 2009 10:56 pm
Hey Anil.... Great insight sir... One question though, My lab does not pull when he goes out with me, pulls a little with my younger brother and you should see him with my maid, shes flying like a kite behind him....!!

MoJo tends to be an angel in front of my mom though, I think he has established my mom as a mom to himself too, he is too gentle with her, takes all her commands, tends to a little boisterous with me & my brother, he has got no professional training as I had mentioned earlier to you... but understands everything my mom says to him...

I tried the chain choker, but he just wouldn't stop he would get so choked that he could hardly breathe as per my maid... she had to let loose in order to avoid hurting him... now I have got a semi choker made of only nylon, no metal, have also got a cloth collar...

How do I correct his beahvior, my friends say that I should not bother if he listens to my maid or no but i disagree becuase it is wrong not listening to people I guess... that too for a family dog lab... if he was a 1 man dog it would've been different... I hate it whne the maid comes back & tells me bhaiya MoJo pulls a lot & if I try to control him or hold him back, he gets choked & does not stand down....

Some background: Even some Big fully grown dogs tuck their tails in & run away from him defensively growliung after tese guys sniff each other's rears... specially other labs...!
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By Jinaraj.B · 30 Jun 2009 11:13 am
if he is pulling back,it means he is not used to leash walking.in this case you should train him with short walks with the leash within your compound.gradually he will become used to leash walking and be much more confident.then give him the assurance that there is nothing to be worried of and take him outside.during this time he will be introduced to different types of sound and noice,vehicles, people etc etc thus making him confident and social.

if he is pulling forward then it means that he has taken over the role of your pack leader. dogs in the wild live in packs.and they have on leader who leads them.this same mental emotion is obtained when they live with us.they see the whole thing as one single pack.and if you dont put your position as that of a leader,then he,the dog will take up that post and will start controlling you.

to solve this problem,you should come to a complete halt if he pulls.wait for some time and resume walking when the temper of the leash is loosened.again when he starts pulling you stop walking. repeat the manner again and again till he gets to know that you are walking him and not that he is walking you. this is also one way of showing your leadership. also,always train your dog to walk on your left side.this whole process takes some time and a lot of patience.

good going.all the best.
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By Dinkar Singh · 03 Jul 2009 11:03 am
You have been given a lot of advise above, so I will not confuse you any further. I feel the problem is something else.

I think you have a boxer 8 months old. These dogs are very energetic dogs and need to run twice a day in the park or large garden. They love to jump etc. My boxer, now old when he was young no one could catch him once opened in the lawns, luckily I have a lot of open area and gardens, all secured.

Another reason could be that your dog needs exercise. So take him to your lawn or the public park and leave him open and play with him with a ball fetch etc till he is tired. But be careful boxers can really jump and can get hurt if they run onto the road etc. Otherwise just take him for a long jog ever day and he should be fine. I think exercise may be the main problem. Hence, I advise boxers for active families and who have large lawns etc. All the best and give him exercise and I think it will all be alright, he is a young dog.

Caution: cool your dog down gently and be careful in hot weather and do not give water just after exercise.
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