5LittleMonkeys Posted September 11, 2012 Share Posted September 11, 2012 Okay, remember those cute black and white balls of fuzz we got a while back? Great Pyr mixes. At about 8-9 months the male now weighs close to 70 lbs. He is a great dog, potty trained pretty quickly, smart, has learned sit, stay, come, lie down, go (to a designated area in the living room), and a myriad of "tricks". He is protective, patient, and gentle with the little ones. BUT me and my dd13 are having a horrible time trying to get him to walk properly on the leash. We have, from the very beginning, tried to teach him that when walking on the leash, if he pulls he stops - no forward motion until he allows slack in the leash. The problem we are running into is that he is so full of energy that in order to get him tuckered out enough to focus on training we have to let him run, and in the coarse of exercising him he pulls almost constantly, which of coarse reinforces the bad behavior. Unfortunately we've gotten into this vicious circle and are not making any progress. The female is far more compliant and submissive so she is doing fine on the leash, having gone through the same " you pull you stop" training. So, having obviously screwed up on this particular part of his training we need to go back to square one. So please, how should I proceed from here? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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