How do I stop my dog from pulling on the leash?

“My dog is pulling on the leash.  What can I do?”

When my dogs are 4 months to 2 years, I don’t let them have any more meaningful interactions with other dogs and try and limit their meaningful interactions with people. I want to create obedience that results in my dogs ignoring other dogs and people. This way they aren’t going to be pulling on the leash when they meet somebody.  I also show my dogs how pleasurable and comfortable it is to be on the left hand side of my body. I just want to make that side of my body very, very valuable to my dogs. My dogs’ life literally revolves around being on my left side looking at me. When my dogs get to the end of the leash, I apply some pressure and definitely do not reward that behavior. I reinforce this over and over. The left side of my body is a place where my dogs get rewarded and where they are comfortable. Pulling on leash will result in pressure, discomfort and loss of rewards. To achieve the type of focus and obedience I want from my German Shepherds, playtime with other dogs has to be very limited.


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