How To Teach Your Dog Not To Pull On The Leash, EVER! – Professional Dog Training Tips

In this video, we will show you a training exercise so you can learn how to teach your dog not to pull on the leash. This training exercise won't just stop your dog from pulling on your walks, but it will teach them to not pull on the leash EVER! This informal "leash respect" as we call it will be one of the most-used skills that you teach to your dog. It won't matter if you're indoors, outdoors or anywhere else, this skill will show your dog that they need to keep that leash loose. It's going to teach your dog to pay more attention to you as well! I love teaching my dogs this skill and you will see how helpful it is when you start to work on it with your four-legged family member!

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34 Comments on “How To Teach Your Dog Not To Pull On The Leash, EVER! – Professional Dog Training Tips”

    1. Hi there, Michael! I love hearing that attitude! We’ve had a few pit bull crosses over the years and they’ve been such a fun breed to train. Also possibly the sweetest pups in our home. Enjoy the process! ~Ken

    1. Rob Plazzman choker chain was the only thin that trained my GS, once he figured it was uncomfortable he was great and went on to a normal collar, still with treats 👌

    2. Anne Wyatt yes! I’m still using my chain and that includes in public. Many disappointing stares but it’s the only thing that has worked.

    3. @Jean Rene Latraille When the dog is bigger than you, the only thing to do is to keep changing your direction…The dog thinks you are crazy and pays attention to you. It’s a good idea to start when they are young, but I’ve used it for older dogs. And maybe get a breed that is protective of its “charges”…my GP’s are Livestock Protection Dogs (LPDs). Without a flock, their job is protecting me, children, and the cat.

  1. Funny, you’re the only other person I’ve come across that uses “With Me!” as a command for the dog to accompany. Great, now I do’t have to retrain the dog 😀

  2. Learning that training is a lot of work and consistency. So I decided to like it – makes it less work and more just part of loving my dog

  3. Thank you for showing a training video with a dog that isn’t 100% already trained! It was great to see this young pup learning the skills you’re teaching rather than seeing a trained dog showing us what it’s already learned.

  4. This worked perfectly! We did it first inside with no distractions, second moved to outside with little distractions and then moved into an area with a little more distraction. After building the foundation moved to giving ‘treats’ every other time, then moved to every third time until we didn’t need treats every time. It also worked great to do it during meal times so they had to work for their breakfast & dinner. Thank you!

  5. Like to see this with a dog that’s actually a puller. This pup is ALREADY incredibly focused on his human trainer – lots of training already done here.

    1. Yes it does look like the dog definitely has already been trained so i agree that it would have come across better with a dog that actually pulls. I found the pop ups with the noise very annoying too.

  6. I love you guys so much!! I see too many “dog trainers” who’s solution to leash training is setting a dog up for failure then yanking and dragging a dog around on a prong collar. Thank you for teaching us a positive effective way to build cooperation with our dogs. We need more trainers like you.

  7. My Doberman must have been a big rig tow truck in a former life. He’s broken two Flexi Giant XL leashes within one year. I just got a Kong leash, so we’ll see how long that one will last.

  8. We were having trouble with distractions. Everything was fine inside. Outside, puppy class or any public place and I lost our pup’s attention. We did this drill then headed to Lowe’s with a bag of sliced hot dogs and SUCCESS! Brilliant. Thank you!

  9. Eureka!!! This worked! Oh thank goodness. I was beginning to think that I would never be able to leash train my dog. Thank you for sharing this video, it has helped me out so much!

  10. My dogs not getting this. When she wants treats, she will come and behave perfectly and knows what to do to get them, but once she has the treat its back to pulling until she decides she wants one again.

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