Hi Kevin, I have the same problem with my guys, I have one puller, that would be Blossom and one pullee, that would be Dozer. Blossom constantly pulls when she walks, she only has one speed, full speed ahead, and she pulls my arm, it feels like she's going to dislocate my shoulder sometimes, especially when she is walking, and then decides to bolt all of a sudden. Sometimes she spins me around. Dozer is my non walker, he doesn't like to go on long walks, and he is afraid of many things, especially the mouse of traffic going by, he lags behind me, and I have to pull him to make him walk. He will walk to do his duties, and then he pulls to go back home. If we go on a longer walk, he will be okay going there, but coming home, he decides he doesn't want to walk anymore, and I have to keep coaxing him and pull him to keep moving. He just flops, lays down, with all 4 legs laid out, and refuses to move. People laugh at me, as I try to get him up by picking his butt up and getting him to walk. My arm gets sore from constantly trying to get him to walk.
LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.
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This is what I used with Banks and it worked like a charm... and, she did not listen at that age either @Baxter Tiberius
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Ruckus walks a million times better with his Kong harness than with a collar. He has more pep in his step and I have more control. He still tries to lead sometimes, but I painstakingly made him stop and sit if he tried to pull me and I carried a bag of treats to reward him when he did what I said. He's still a bulldog, they like to rule the road, but our walks are much better once he learned that pulling meant stopping.
My dogs wear harnesses. When we go anywhere off our property(fenced in so they are loose) I discovered that if I use a choke chain collar-they do not pull. I didn't have to use it to correct but a time or two-they just seemed to walk much better with it on. Also, I like leashes like the one pictured as it has a "traffic" handle built in.
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I am training Winnie (almost 5 months old) to walk on a leash by simply stopping when she pulls. Then I loosen the leash and she usually walks beside me nicely until the next time she pulls. It takes patience and time, but it's working. I was determined to leash train her early! One of our prior Bulldogs, Rosie, was always terrible on the leash. We also had two boxers at the time and if we tried to walk her with another dog she would grab the other dogs leash and try to walk the dog herself! She was incorrigible. Finally, my husband just started walking her with no leash--she did fine like that, stayed right beside him!
Blue's not a wonderful walker either. He pulls like crazy.
What "kind of" helps us is, the no pull harness, and a short lead so he's forced to stay close to me. Also, the biggest issue we had and still have but it's not as bad, is the distractions. He focuses on everything but us. So now I carry a toy (treats don't work for him), or I'll pick up something like a leaf off the ground and he's all into it. If you can get him to focus on you, you've won half the battle.