• What are recommendations for leash breaking dogs?

    I recommend that you start slowly with a regular leash. You can put the leash on them while you are at home to allow them to get used to having a leash attached. Just put the leash on them and let them drag it around for a few minutes.

    When you start to walk with them keep the leash short so that they are walking next to you. When they start to pull you should check them by pulling back on the leash slightly. Once they stop pulling release the pressure. The release of the pressure is their reward for not pulling. Using this check and release method can train them to walk calmly beside you on the leash.

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