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    Baxter Tiberius
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    What was your situation with your bully and walking on the leash? Did you ever get him/her trained not to pull?

    Baxter is a walking disaster LOL on the leash. I mean its really really bad. The *entire* time he is either dragging behind and im pulling hard forward. Or he is dragging me, and I am trying to pull hard back. i *KNOW* people are looking at me like I am being mean. In order to move forward at all, I practically have to drag him in some fashion to correct his walk. Sometimes he trots right along next to me. But most of the time its SWAYYY LEFT ... SWAYYYY RIGHT. SWAYY behind me ... DRAGGG BACK .... run forward and PULLL FORWARD on the leash ... repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. It gets exhausting as h*ll.

    Are bully's leash trainable before the 2 year mark when they chill out a bit?

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    Diesel walks great on lead or harness

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    Leo walks fine with a leash, he likes to move from side to side smelling things but he's not pulling. But when we go to the dog park, that's a different story. He is running full head of steam trying to go forward. But I don't move until he stops pulling and comes back. Needs more practice with this.

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    Sherman is horrible on the leash. He has two speeds, stop or GO! He pulls, sits down and won't get up, smells EVERY single thing in the world. He is almost two, and I wonder if it will ever change.

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    Harela is ok on a leash. She will pull from time to time so I just stop and pull her back to me and say no pull before we start moving again. After a few of those she gets the hint. As for staying behind that I have to drag her.... Sorry I am no help there as she will start moving when I say Harlea come.
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    Brutus and Frankie are OK on a leash. Nothing great. They will pull for like the first 10 mins of a walk and settle down when the are tired or I'm half dead. Lol
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    Well, mine wear harnesses. Since there really is no "dog" place to go around here, just about only time they are on leash, is when they go to the Vet. Last time I took Maude to vet, she embarrassed the heck out of me-she loves every dog and person and thinks they ALL want to pet or kiss her! She dragged me in and (OMG) a bulldog! People pulled their dogs back and gave me looks like I had a killer dog! I was determined not to be looked at like that again. So the last two years they actually had something for dogs (which very few showed up) called Bark in the Park. I left Maude's harness on, but I had a (horribly called) a choke chain, from when I had my Mal's and German Shep. I put it on Maude and she walked like a well trained dog!! Never even had to use correction. It was like magic, and she never had one on before! I tried it with Martha and she walked like a lady. I love my two EBD's but never had so much trouble with any dogs, getting them not to pull! Even huskies,ha!ha!
    I know you all probably hate those "collars" but just putting it on them did the trick for mine! It must be put on correctly and not mis used.
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    I know this has been a problem w/Baxter for awhile. When we took Winston to his first puppy classes they did leash training as part of the class, and he was the BEST bully I have ever had w/leash walking. I plan on taking Wally here in a couple of months. Have you ever thought about getting some leash training for Baxter?

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    Yeah he definitely needs leash training.

    I can probably do it too. I introduce inconsistency sometimes though. Sometimes I like to let him run around and explore while we are on walks.

    But when we are in crowded areas, cars going by, etc, I want him to be right by my side, behaving.

    In my experience Baxter doesn't listen to verbal commands. Ever. He will respond to physical situations (gentle tugging to stop the pulling, or physical /positional corrections while walking).

    Ideally I could verbally command him to walk close to me in dangerous / crowded areas. But that doesn't work, so I have to physically tug at him instead.

    He's very easily distracted, and forget it if a dog appears nearby. He listens to nothing I say, and even physical corrections are ignored. Its like a laser beam on the other dog and PULLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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    Sounds like my Bridgette. She used to be all over the place and would almost trip you multiple times during your walk. She never lagged behind though. I ended up using a retractable leash mainly because she was never at a constant speed-it was fast or slow and my arm was getting tired of being pulled forward. I didn't let her have free reign though. I pushed the button when she started going too fast and released when she was walking at a good speed. After awhile she seemed to figure it out and now does very well. She's no longer all over the place and the fast/slow speeds have diminished greatly. We do walk daily and before we only walked occasionally so I think a lot of it is just constant practice.
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    It cracks me up the way you explain it, I know exactly what you mean.

    You could try "the crazy man's method"
    I use a pinch collar with the rubber stoppers on each prong so it does not hurt as bad, or I use an e-collar, if he pulls to the left I say, "let's go" with a quick correction from the collar & I make a quick turn to the right. I go the exact opposite direction he wants to go, over & over. Pretty soon he realizes he needs to pay attention to me & follow me because he thinks I'm crazy. I'm sure I look crazy to my neighbors too.

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    Default Re: Leash Behavior

    I also have an easy-walk harness that gives me some control.

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