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6 month is still pulling when walking

Discussion in 'Doberman Puppies' started by KitCap, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. KitCap

    KitCap New Member

    My 6 month male is still pulling quite a bit. We have the harness leash but he still pulls especially if he see another dog. What other leash/collar can I use to help with this?

     
  2. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Notable member

    A prong collar will solve pulling, and despite the looks, it is much kinder than a choke chain. Harnesses are made to pull something (think sled dogs) without discomfort, and can actually encourage dogs to pull. With his pulling habit I don't think a flat collar would change anything.
     
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  3. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    What training have you done? Teach leash pressure?
     
  4. Ravenbird

    Ravenbird Notable member

    Not to steal this thread, but my Asha is totally insensitive to leash pressure with a flat collar, and like @KitCap, it is especially when she has distractions. My puppy class teacher says just let her pull, turn the other way and the instant she gives slack start walking again. I've been trying that method and Asha does eventually get bored and will come around, but one time she just laid down and started chewing a stick, still leaning into the leash. She has very little touch sensitivity. It's really frustrating as only flat collars or harnesses are allowed in this class and for a CGC. :pullhair: I'd love learn if there's a better way to teach puppies leash pressure without the prong!
     
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  5. Archer

    Archer Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Harnesses encourage pulling. You need to go back to basics and teach a good heel and a watch me command. Also, don’t encourage the behavior as doing so feeds the behavior. When your dog starts pulling about face and turn around and start walking the other way or stop dead. They will soon learn that pulling equals NO walk and NO fun and will stop. At six months he is challenging his boundaries so you need to set them.
     
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  6. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Is she a Doberman? Is she breathing and able to walk? If yes, then she is going to pull.

    Okay, I'm having a little fun there, but: Don't expect her to outgrow pulling. It's not something they grow out of. It takes training. A harness makes it easier to pull. A properly utilized, and properly fitted prong collar can help.
     

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