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