Hi Kevin, I'm sorry your experiencing this. I also have a problem with Blossom pulling when she walks, but notvtomthe extent of choking herself, she just pulls me when I'm walking her. I don't know how to stop her either so I'll be watching this thread to see what people suggest. I don't have this problem with Dozer as he doesn't like to walk. I have the opposite problem with him, I have to pull him to make him walk. Lol. Either way my shoulders get sore from walking them, they are both so strong.