Hi Everybody, I just finished reading a very long thread that made my head hurt and in that thread Newfie (I think it was you Newfie) mentioned Jan Fennel so I decided to check her out. Anyway that lead to me finding the this YouTube clip from which is exactly what I have been looking for. Thank you Newfie.
Training your dog to heel on a loose leash: Dog training In London (HD) - YouTube
Mo used to pull like crazy and I spent a lot of money on personal dog trainers that did not work for me but I took a bit of this and that from each one and now Mo no longer pulls (amost never). The only obstacal I face is when I walk past another dog or a person that is staying ooh isn't he beautiful. If Mo hears the word beautiful, he will literally pull me off my feet, throw himself at the admirer's feet and present his tummy for a rub. Everyone finds this very amusing, except I have hit the dust a few times and that is not amusing at all. Same thing when I walk past another dog, especially if the dog is giving out friendly vibes. The only way I have been able to control this is by keeping a distance between me and the person/dog. Which is a little sad for a friendly boy like Mo. Now walking past people is just about under control uless they say the magic word but I have to stay clear of picnics and b-b-q's and other dogs. The distance I have to use is 8 paces away. I would like to half that distance but have not had any success.
Sorry, It's hard to keep these training issues brief. I have stoped Mo from pulling but he still leads cause that never bothered me so I will need to practice leading him. My question is, when Mo pulls toward the dog/person, should I just change direction (which is easier said than done in that circumstance) and if I keep doing that will he every learn to calmly approach the dog/person or will I be simply teaching him that they are to be avoided?