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    Hey everybody!

    I thought I'd post for some advice regarding our dog.

    Simba our 17mth old Kelpie x just wont seem to learn how to walk on a lead. He pulls and pulls and try's to forge ahead when he see's other dogs. He's not aggressive in anyway just he can be very intense to handle at times, although on some walks he will spend the entire time by your side.

    We have had him since he was 9mths old and he was a bit of a handful at first, but after much training and love he has become a good boy in the house although that was a hard slog.

    We have tried to take him to Obedience classes but had to give up as he was un-managable there and the trainers seemed annoyed with us. We have also employed the services of 3 behoivists. Each with different methods, one of the companies said that Simba was one of the most intense dogs he'd come across he came 3 times but could only just about deal with the problem, The next behoivist failed, then we tried Bark Busters again failure and there trainer has been several times since, I've tried to tell her that the methods she siad to use would not work and a different approach was needed, just imagine how it was to pay hundreds of dollars and then be patronised by somebody who doesnt know our dog and tell us we where doing something wrong, then watching her fail too!!!!

    We will keep on perserving with Simba but maybe some of you people may have some advice for us.

    P.S we have another dog a female Amstaff who we have trained ourselves who is perfectly fine.

    Anyhelp would be welcome

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    not much help but have u tried the "no pull" harnesses? the clip is on the front of chest and makes walking slightly more manageable....

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    Despite the intellegence level, as a vet nurse and a fellow owner of the Kelpie, they are very difficult dog to teach to heel.

    Is she more, treat, praise or toy orientated?
    Education not Legislation

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    He loves his squeaky toys and liver treats, but out on a walk he's no longer bothered by them.

    Ive tried the no pull harness again it doesnt have any effect.

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    I think that he's just so excited with so much energy all he wants to do it get it out.
    Is it possible you can take him somewhere where he can bound around and get rid of all the excess energy and then teach him to heel in a seperate training session?
    Education not Legislation

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    I give it ago, and let you know how we get on. TY for the advice.

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    Hi
    Which state are you in? I'm in perth and recently went to a dog behaviour seminar and saw some very good methods for this type of problem. If you're in Perth I can point you in their direction.

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    I took on a kelpie x as a companion to our beloved rottie who has now gone on to doggie haven.

    The kelpie, never before met by me as a uk emigrant, i equate to a bordercollie. Its a working dog, that people attempt to keep as a pet. There in lies a heap of potential issues, but that's nother story.

    With our kelpie, the only thing that worked was: putting her in a car, driving to a offleash area, letting her run off her steam, driving back, then doing the heal work like this:

    Pulling = i stand still
    Loose leash = i move forward.

    She had to learn how to problem solve making me move forward. She did, very fast- very clever dogs kelpies

    Once i could rely on her to walk nicely after a run, i shortened the run time, till i eliminated it completely. I will caution you, to get everyone in your family doing this. Mine did not, and i ended up the only person she never pulled for.

    good luck and let us know how its going.
    Bernie

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