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We use one when we walk with Bogie. After putting him through the AKC Canine Good Citizen obedience classes, which used a choke chain collar, he heels so nicely on a loose lease. We don't even have to tighten it any more. Just a slight tug and release for a correction when needed, and our walks are a pleasure. At class we had to work on "Head up" with a tug, because his nose was planted to the ground inhaling all those wonderful other dog smells. Twenty-four dogs in the class, so lots to smell. He walks now with head up and tail wagging.
 

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Bella-n-Beau:
One of the techniques we learned to use that really helped with pulling was the minute the dog starts pulling immediately start walking backwards, dragging the dog along for a few steps if needed. Place the leash around your back, so the pulling isn't on your arms. When you go backwards quickly, this will snatch the dog around, and you quickly get their attention. Sounds cruel, but it does get their attention and after just a couple of times they will stop pulling. Say " (dog's name) Heel" and put them on your left side and resume walking. Give lots of praise when she walks without pulling.
Put the choke collar up high on their neck right behind the ears and this gives you more control and use a short leash for control. Be sure when you put the collar on it looks like the letter "P" as you slide it on their neck. This way it will release the pressure when not needed. You correct with tugs and releases. Don't let them lean into the collar. Give a sharp tug and release. Lots of patience and practice every day. If you can, get her into an obedience class. They are well worth the time and money. Good luck with Bella.
 
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