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85 Comments on “The MOST REALISTIC Leash Dog Training Lesson EVER! STOP PULLING!”

    1. Thank you for this, I’m so proud of my dog and myself, my dog did this following theses instructions, again thank you… i will start doing the clean your paws next! Warm greetings. Here is the official link:

  1. I think the most important thing was what you said right at the beginning, which would go over most peoples heads. You gave her a long walk then you played with her and then you started the training after. Which means she ready and finally focus.

    1. @D. S. My dog pulls on walks and doesn’t bring back toys when I throw them. How am I suppose to exercise her enough to train her? She’s very high energy (goldendoodle)

    2. @Jo Gold Good question! We play a game called “Getcha’!” It’s basically “Keep away.” The dog runs around with a toy and tries to outwit you, and you try to get the toy from him. The dog is doing most of the running. If you happen to get the toy, throw it down the stairs. The dog then needs to run down and back up and run around. When the game is done, you say, “All done! Good boy/girl” and give a treat. That way, they know the game is over, and you’re in charge. Remember to make sure that the dog is the one running around, expending energy, not YOU!

  2. Thank you so much for a realistic walk, I always feel bad after watching everyone else’s perfect training sessions 😂😂😂 this actually feels doable

    1. Hey! If you need any extra help teaching your dog how to walk nicely I have literally just uploaded a video on my channel! Obviously all dogs are different so I break down 5 different techniques that I use to teach loose lead walking 🙂 I’m sure it will help you 🙂

    2. @Julie Nowak – I feel for you – my (now 7) young dog went from being a normally socialised, if highly strung, puppy, to a fear reactive dog who cannot be allowed to interact with other dogs. She had two seasons back to back which meant she was dealing with raging hormones, and had to be kept away from other dogs, for a few months (we couldn’t get her spayed during this time). She has never recovered – so I wish you luck – if any methods can help they will be Zak’s – but don’t be afraid to use any local services available – one to one training works well!!

    1. This is done at the start of training your dog to walk on a leash because usually the pavement holds many more distraction opportunities. Smells from people drudging things under their feet, half eaten food or rubbish (Depending on place) or even the biggest distraction: dogs having peed. Walking in the middle of a quiet road is much less distracting and a great way to start, helps your dog focus on you and doesnt make it even more difficult than it needs to be. After a while you can move on to training on the pavement.
      As for the people saying its more dangerous, obviously one needs to use their common sense about how and when to do this. As for the not running to the road, ideally one learns recall as well as emergency recall, boundaries (the pavement is another boundary) etc.

    2. @Anumvella Exactly, plus there’s almost no traffic, and the few passing by cars can also be part of the training, in the sense of rising awareness to them. And it’s not like Zak is going to endanger his own dog or any other dog. Also, sidewalks have grass, and dogs can be tempted and eat it and without a fully vaccinated dog, grass is dangerous. I am quite sure Inertia is properly vaccinated, but isn’t still an adult, so her immune system might not be as solid as a two/three old.

    3. this is great training except… there is no reason in the world to teach a dog to walk on the road. I’ve seen dogs get hit by a car when they run out on to a road. Please show your dog to walk on the sidewalk and stay off the road. Nobody wants to make an emergency trip to the vet. Keep Inertia safe.

  3. Zak’s greatest skill isn’t training dogs, it’s making treats out of thin air when rewarding. I swear I see some appear out of nowhere.

    1. @TinyFlame I appreciate your viewpoint, and completely agree that if the dog shows indication of fear then something is not right. Nonetheless, the way his dogs respect and enjoy his company seems to be the exact opposite. So I do believe it is a form of positive punishment resulting in respect and love. You are correct, if a dog is fearful then it is not correctly being done.

      I wish you the best of luck in the coming year 🙂

    2. @TinyFlame Just for real life example, my 10 and a half week old lab has learned the basics, Sit, Stay, Off, Leave It, Go To Your Bed, and are already seeing a maybe 10% potty training accidents. Now I don’t correct for potty training with the Command Collar, just put her outside if she has an accident then maybe 10 or 15 sec later depending on if she is waiting patiently or walking around. ( I am letting her walk around to encourage more independence as her separation issue is pretty hard on her right now).

      Not a single treat has been used to encourage the basic commands,

      Now for the separation, a treat or 2 to encourage the happiness when alone is the most we have done their. And her treat is peanut butter or a softened bone in her kennel before we leave.

      She gets play sessions and praise and has shown no cowardice or saddened eyes when training, understanding what should be done opens the world to go on walks and socialization with people, not other dogs yet besides our Dane, because she does not have her second round of vaccinations,

      And a “Good Girl” perks her up lol

      This type of training works im telling you, and done properly makes the dog even happier and able to do more.

    1. @Key Hunt thank you for the suggestion! We’ll try it. It’s difficult to be in low-distraction cuz we have a busy neighborhood but I’m definitely going to try this out

  4. No one:
    me making my dog watch this hoping he’ll learn something too:

    Edit: Since someone is mad about me spelling no one wrong I fixed it 🙂

    1. @Highway 1 While i do understand that, I do think she could have at least been a little less rude about it. Just simply saying “By the way it’s no one instead of noone” instead of making a whole complaint about it. As a teacher of course she should know that. I wasn’t saying the English language was irrelevant, I was simply saying the rudeness she gave towards a small mistake was.

    2. one could argue that typos help communication by testing problem solving and asking the reader to decode what somebody had meant by what was typed by using context clues.

  5. this guy is so incredibly positive and patient. He’d be such a good special needs teacher or even just a teacher of very sensitive children. Like me. When I was young. 🙂

    1. @honeychurchgipsy6 A harness helped me out a lot too. I’m glad you know what works for you. For me a prong stopped my pup from choking herself and harming other dogs (fighting) since we can’t socialize he due to Covid and a lack of dogs around. It took a lot for me to put the prong on, but the results were amazing. The harness got really good results too 🙂

    1. @Virgil Hinsley I understand what ur saying, but maybe phrase it better? Something like use their breakfast/dinner as training treats.

    2. @Gina Wilcox try chicken like he did in the video! Also, it could help if you skip a meal, so lets say you walk your dog in the morning you skip breakfast and then once you’re back your dog can eat the breakfast. This worked on my dog who usually doesn’t take treats outside as well.

  6. This reminds me of a trick I learned from ” Forward Fast Dog Training by Kelly Ferris “… If you want to get a dog to stop jumping up on people you quick turn your back on the dog when they jump and leave through the door. When dog finally stops jumping you give him a treat. Great video!

    1. @lucutes You can just give no attention to them. After all, no attention is not good for them. Have your guests not pet your puppy until he/she is in sit position.

  7. Our Aussie was HORRIBLE on a leash. We dreaded walks, we tried books etc, and nothing. I watched this video and we did this 2 times a day for 2 days, and Moose is perfect!!

    1. My aussie is sometimes good, and other times awful on walks. At her worst she’ll practically be carving up the sidewalk in an attempt to get to a nearby stranger. It’s a work in progress. Glad Moose is doing well now!

    2. @DBACK 360 it has been a process! After that comment he had a bad day then a good week. Now it’s only when we are walking to the beach that he is bad. But to be fair… I’m the same way when we are going to get chicken wings. So I get it.

  8. This is so good. Too many times we only get to see a well trained dog. Here, we get to see it from scratch, mistakes, and quick adjustments. Very well done. I just need a dog now.

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