Training Tips for a Little Puppy to Stop Pulling on the Leash

By: Sam Kanouse

Published Date: July 3, 2018

In this Omaha puppy training session we worked with Sheldon, a one-year-old Powderpuff Chinese Crested who needed help to stop pulling on the leash and learn the heel command.

After I arrived I chatted with the guardian’s about their main puppy behavior concerns and learned that Sheldon would pull on the leash when going for walks. To help Sheldon stop pulling on the leash and walk in the heel position I taught his guardians how to use our Structured Walk exercise, which you can see in the video below.

As you can see in the video Sheldon picked up on this exercise very quickly! Remember to give Sheldon an opportunity to get a potty break before going on a walk so once you get started you can focus on keeping him in the heel position instead of having him stop along the way to go potty. This will also help him stop marking along the walk.

By the end of the session Sheldon was looking to his guardians for leadership and direction. Remember to use the Petting with a Purpose technique to reward him for good behavior and use the Escalating Consequences to disagree with him. We wrapped up this puppy behavior session with Sheldon’ Roadmap to Success video, which you can watch below.

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