Tips to Stop a Yellow Lab From Pulling on the Leash

By: David Codr

Published Date: May 8, 2019

For this Omaha dog training session with 1 year-old Lab Levine, we share some of the secrets to stop a dog from pulling on the leash.

Levine was a very excited dog when I arrived for this in home dog behavior training session. Knowing that was often the case, I called ahead to give the guardian some instructions on my favorite way to teach an excited dog to stop jumping up on guests.

Many dog behavior problems are a result of excited dogs who loose control due to being in an over stimulated state. Teaching a dog to calm down by stopping your interaction with the dog right away. This is a form of operant conditioning that works wonders, as long as you stop petting or interacting with the dog the instant the dog starts to get excited or do what you don’t like.

Teaching a dog to stay calm while being leashed up is one of the secrets to getting a dog to stop pulling on the leash. I share that and other tips to stop leash pulling in dogs in the free dog behavior training video below.

Teaching a dog to stop pulling on the leash is one of the most requested things people ask me to help them with. Ideally we prefer to train a dog to walk with a loose leash instead of using tools like the Martingale by teaching the dog to heel. If the steps in this stop leash pulling video are sufficient for the guardian, she can continue. But I let her know that if she wants to take the next step, we can have one of our in home dog trainers come back to work with Levine in a month or so so the dog walks in a heel without any corrections.

There are a number of other dog behavior tips we covered in this in home dog training session so we recorded a roadmap to success video to make it easy for the guardian to remember them all.

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