So your dog pulls you down the street? There are a few prerequisites that must be met first and foremost. #1 Does your dog's clip collar fit snugly, and I mean two flat fingers fit under it? #2 Do you have a strong leather lead for strong dogs as it applies to you. Nylon will only work if it's the smallest of dogs? #3 Is your lead at least an inch wide and NOT retractable? #4 Are you claiming the door first as you leave with your clown following behind? #5 Are you pausing and waiting for Lucky to relax just outside the door e.g. porch? #6 Are you stepping forward off porch or landing area first when you feel he is relaxed and waiting?
The point I'm trying to assert is that you need to begin your walk without hurrying, rather relaxed. If you're in a rush then so is Miss Pretty! A credible dog trainer in your area can teach a no pulling technique that only rewards loose leash (lead) walking. And your animal should be relaxed and out in front. Too many clients I help each week are training their dogs to walk right beside them in a Heeling position. This only promotes devoted focus on you, keeping them in what I refer to as a compelling Heel, and keeps more tension on the lead to the collar. Our goal is a relaxed lead, with NO tension. Remember, the more Tippy takes his time walking along casually stopping to sniff, the more he relaxes. Walking your dog is an exercise of the mind not body. Take your time and enjoy Man or Woman's best company.