Is your dog pulling on her leash and you really wish she would stop doing that? If you're a dog owner or a dog walker, here are a few tips that will help you teach your dog not to pull on her leash.
First of all, it's important not to get upset. A dog that is pulling on her leash might simply be energetic or curious. So, especially if you're the dog walker and not her owner don't get angry or punish her.
What can I do to make her stop pulling?
You should know that some say that the best way to stop a dog from pulling her leash is to show her that you’re the leader of the pack. We are not going to talk about that in this article, but if you want to proceed with this method, you should ask the dog owner if it's ok by him. Now, there are two tips that will make your life much easier:
1. Don't let the dog pull on the leash. If the dog starts pulling, stop at once and don't move. If the dog looks at you or comes to you, give her some treats. You can also give her treats every time she walks near you so she'll learn to stay close.
2. Be persistent. If you don't want your dog to pull on her leash, then even if you're tired or don't care at that moment, you shouldn't let her do that. Remember that if you give in once, your dog might think it's okay to do it, so remember to be consistent.
At the end of the day, it's the dog owner's decision: if it bothers you that the dog under your care is pulling on her leash, ask the owner if you can work with the dog to help her learn how not to pull. If the owner agrees, explain exactly what you're going to do, so he can help you and do the same when he's walking the dog.