Understanding Why Dogs Pull

The truth is that most dogs don’t get a proper work out on a walk. Dog owners often think that if they walk their dogs a few block it would be considered as exercise. However, just walking is not enough to exercise a dog unless you do 5 kilometers a day. A dog is runner, and unless the pace you are running is at par with the dog’s normal running speed, it won’t be enough. He will not exhaust the excess energy in his body.

Your puppy is most likely fully energized from an exhausting day of hanging out doing nothing. His joy from getting a walk will be over thus his instinct will be to go as quick as could be in your walk. This prompts pulling you with his rope. Keep in mind, your pooch has the focus and energy level of a little child. Would you take a little child to the zoo or your dog and not anticipate that they will be over-excited? To calm down your dog try to do some exercise before going for a walk like play fetch.

Understand the Opposition Reflex

A dog owner needs to understand the opposition reflex. This is when the dog pulls and you pull back as reflex. This enforces a negative behavior. When he pulls, you pull and neither one of you is winning! You wind up with a tired and perhaps sore arm, and he can wind up with an injury to his neck due to his Dog collar, that can threaten his life. That would be an unfortunate event for the both of you. So remember, when your dog pulls; DON’T PULL BACK!!

The owner failed to instruct the leash manners

Most dog owners think chain conduct and not pulling on the rope are inherent. This ought to be some sort of nature that all mutts yet theirs are born with. However, the truth, it’s the opposite. They need to be trained. It is truly normal to get over energized and draw against something that is controlling you from doing what you need to do and go FASTER. It isn’t instinctual for puppies to regard mind the leash. And place them into “heel” position to follow your lead.

When we train our dogs to actually behave themselves during the walk, and do it consistently, that’s when they learn. Leash training takes a while. Know firsthand how troublesome and how much time it takes to have a puppy that tunes in and regards the leash. What’s more, we know the estimation of consistency. Dogs should NEVER be permitted to effectively pull on their rope.

Dogs need consistency and TEACHING in order for them to respect the leash and not pull; and sometimes those skills need to be revisited when the dog decides to pull. And, dog training takes a lot thought and effort.

Remember the old adage “Nothing Good in Life is Free” all GOOD or GREAT things take time and effort, so does your dog leash training