Teach your dog to not pull on the lead
A happy Border Collie is leading the way on a training lead, they've paused and waited for their human to catch up.

Teach your dog to not pull on the lead

4 April 2023

Many dogs are great walking on the lead, but for those who like to pull, a good technique is the ‘About Face’. Hannah from Cuffe Vets explains:

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  • Go to the middle of a large open space and start walking with the dog on the lead.
  • The moment your enthusiastic friend starts to pull, call the dog’s name and quickly change your direction.
  • The idea is to get them thinking about keeping a close eye on you and following your lead, rather than the other way around.
  • Once you have changed direction a few times and have their attention, ask them to sit and reward this pawsome behaviour with a yummy treat.
  • Then repeat!
  • It’s becomes so much fun that the dog may even begin to think that this ‘training’ is actually a game

This article is for information only, and should never replace any advice, diagnosis or treatment from your veterinary surgeon or canine behaviourist. Always contact your local vet or out of hours vet without delay if you have any concerns about your dog or their behaviour.

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