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Does Your Dog Pull on Leash?

but I'm sure other people have suggestions as well. Rosco is better than Layla but they both pull more than I would like. I have recently put a tandem leash on them so I don't have to keep jumping over two leash cords every time they decide to switch sides. Any suggestions on how to teach them at the same time, or would it be easier to do it one-on-one?
 

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Any suggestions on how to teach them at the same time, or would it be easier to do it one-on-one?
There is no way to be acurate in rewards and reprimands if trying to train both at the same time.
 

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My puppy has trouble walking on the leash...She'll just sit there, or try to go in the opposite direction I want to go.
 

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Our previous basset, Peanut RIP, was the best behaved dog and easiest to train for most things, except for two.. She was the only dog I've ever had I could not break from jumping on people (she just loved people and attention so much) and I couldn't break her from pulling on the leash. She was not real bad about it but on walks she, like most bassets, was ruled by her nose. If something smelled interesting to her she just had to try to get closer.

I just started using a shorter leash and being firm with her when I needed to move along, and when I didn't I would let dictate the pace. My only hard fast rule was I would let her only go as far as the end of the leash while my feet were on cement, and not let her pull me from the sidewalk.
 

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We had some success today using the link I posted above. Both dogs weigh around 45 pounds, so when they see a squirrel or a robin I have to brace myself to stop them. It is a work in progress.
 

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so when they see a squirrel or a robin I have to brace myself to stop them. It is a work in progress
this will always be a problem if you must stop in order to control them. Look at it from the dog perspective. What the learn is the pull really really hard they can get a little closer. So pull even harder. The tricks her is to begin training in a less distracting environment like the inside of the house. but that is not always possible given the dogs exercise needs etc. In such cases you want some tools that give you more control over the dog with less effort. I would recommend either the sporn no pull harness or a head halter, like a gentle leader or a halti.

As if squirrels. robins or other "prey" are a big distraction the following article can help Desensitizing to Squirrels
 

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Thanks Mikey. My wife was helping me this weekend by training each dog individually and they seem to be doing much better. I'll be working with them each a little bit each day. Today she started to shake on command so it seems that she is picking up our cues little by little. We have only had her for 10 days now and she is starting to listen so I am not overly concerned about her development.
 
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