In order to stop a dog from pulling it is important to know why it is happening. There are many reasons but the main one is because the behavior is reinforced. What this means is that the dog realizes that when it pulls, it gets things that it enjoys. Because of this the dog continues to pull. To remedy this we need to show our dogs that when they pull, they do not get anything they like.
Another important step is to show them that when they walk on a loose leash, they get what they want. It is important to be very strict with this. If you want a dog to walk on a loose leash you cannot allow the dog to pull at all anymore.
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