To stop leash pulling, first, understand why your dog does it. Common reasons include excitement or a desire to explore.
Select the right leash and collar or harness. The proper equipment can make a significant difference in leash training.
Begin training with short walks in a quiet area. Gradually increase the duration as your dog becomes more obedient.
Reward your dog for walking calmly beside you. Positive reinforcement encourages good behavior.
Avoid harsh punishment. Instead, redirect your dog's attention and reinforce positive actions.
Teach your dog the 'heel' command, which means walking calmly by your side. Consistent practice is essential.
Leash training takes time. Stay patient and consistent in your approach for the best results.