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    LOL, yeah. Mollie is pretty good at staying at my side, but she is just starting to pull ahead, so I want to nip it in the bud before it develops into more of a habit
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    Unless I missed it, it hasnt been mentioned, but when training, most trainers say to walk them on the left. This is because gentlemen (and .... gentleladies? ) held their gun on their right side, so as to not shoot their dog when reaching for their gun, they walked their dog on the left.

    But if you dont carry a gun around, either side is fine I usually try and walk Rocky on the left just because he seems to be used to it now, but if he wants to walk on the right I dont stop him, as long as he doesnt criss-cross which he loves to do just to say 'hey, dont forget how stubborn I am'

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    I am gonna get flamed....so what if they pull ahead? If mum's terrier didn't she would never get up the inclines. (am glad he was not a GSD) I am also in a mood, lol. Beware tonight people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I am gonna get flamed....so what if they pull ahead? If mum's terrier didn't she would never get up the inclines. (am glad he was not a GSD) I am also in a mood, lol. Beware tonight people.
    Terry did this but it wasn't dominance, he was just very enthusiastic. We ended up getting him a harness so he wouldn't harm himself. I loved walked him after that. He was safe, he was happy. What was the issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I am gonna get flamed....so what if they pull ahead? If mum's terrier didn't she would never get up the inclines. (am glad he was not a GSD) I am also in a mood, lol. Beware tonight people.
    Going fishing tonight, Di?

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    Dis, and anyone else who thinks this - pulling on the leash isn't about dominance at all. It is usually a mix of several things, and the main reason is that as a young puppy they were never taught how to heel correctly by your side.

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    May I ask why it is so important they don't pull? Is just a convenience thing? I actually loved Terry pulling, showed he was enthusiastic for a walk and a play.

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    I havent taught Mollie to heel yet, I've been focusing on "Sit" && "Come" lately. I'll have to begin teaching her 'heel' - I hear its important.
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    Troopa walks on both sides. He likes the right side as that's where the trees are on our walks but he'll occassionally make a switch to the left.

    He'll sometimes try to pull. When he does I slow right down and say 'don't pull' and he slows his pace so the leash is loose. I don't mind if he walks in front a bit just so long as he's not pulling.

    Di, the reason I stop Troopa from pulling is because of his breed I don't want him to think he can just drag me around as I know he'll be quite capable when he's adult size.

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    Ahh, so each breed is different on the leash?

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