FAQ: My dog pulls on the lead and it’s getting really bad. What can I do to stop it?
A really good strategy for tackling any pulling behaviour is to start by first teaching the ‘Wait’ command. This command teaches a puppy or older dog that tension in the lead equals a negative connection between him and his handler/owner. The Wait command works by teaching a dog to ‘wait politely with you on a relaxed lead’ but you need to practise this at home initially, where distractions are minimal.