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My puppy always pulls on the leash WAY too hard when Im walking her. Help?

It hurts my wrist and hands because she pulls too hard, she is only about 17 weeks old.. Help?

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Okay this boring and annoying.. but it works.. Every single time she pulls stop.. and go the other way, At first you will look like a dingbat switching direction every step or two but she will get the hint soon that pulling doesn't get her want she wants (which is run ahead and be in the lead) If for some reason you can't change direction stop dead until she releases tension then take a step if she pulls stop dead again. same results )

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LOL! Dingbat... xD
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Be assertive and pull the leash so the puppy will follow... Had the same problem.... -.-

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My dog used to do that just make her sit and wait for a moment whenever she does it.*

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You can also buy a Halti Headcollar. You should be able to get her fitted for it and buy one at specialty pet stores. Check online too.

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17 weeks is the best time to train a dog. Do what DeanaWynn said & it takes time & patience. Lots of practice. Try also using hand signals or some people use a foreign language. Never walk a dog you can't handle. You'll learn in time & so will your precious dog.

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i would suggest getting a pinch collar (my neighbor has one it is very effective)

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Try one of those choker collars.. Sounds mean yes but it works and with out dogs all it took was the sound of it and they obeyed. Don't do the pointy ones. Those are cruel, just the metal ones with a bunch of circles on it. It doesn't hurt them unless your pulling on it and choking them on purpose (not saying you would do that)

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One of those "no pull" leashes or halters ... or let her see you take a treat in your hand, on the side she walks on. That's how I taught my dog to heel - just carry a snack on that side. He would focus on the snack, but not get it - and then eventually just occasionally glance up to see if I still had it - and thus it became second nature for him to walk with his head beside me (rather than trying to lead me).

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Halters are actually very bad for the dogs.
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My puppy did that as well. I would stop right away, say no. Than start walking again. Every time he does that keep on stopping and saying no. Might take a bit, but he'll get it. Goof luck :]

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What Deana said works or make them sit every time they pull. And be consistent! It worked for my first two dogs. My youngest dog is particularly stubborn dog and I got her the easy walker harness. The one that goes across the chest. It pulls tight on their chest and forces them to turn around. It is the only thing that got my girl to listen. I have to break it out every now and again to retrain her. (She is really stubborn!)

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when your dog does that walk the other way ,do not let her walk in front of you ,if she gets in front of you then change direction ,eventually after so many times she will get the picture .

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Oh should probally get a dog trainer, there is a show on animal planet with a woman who helps people with problems like that

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Yeah but it would really be hard to get someone like that help with my small problem.
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