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    Just wondering how you trained your dogs to walk beside you and not pull on the leash. I have been holding treats beside me and saying "back" and when she does it she gets a treat. She only does it for 2 seconds though.
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    I'm still in the process of training Jessie, as he is easily distracted and will yank on his lead and take off if he sees a butterfly,
    or even a familiar face. I keep him on a short leash until he calms down, but it doesn't always work.

    It's hard when you have an overly excitable pup, especially as our guy doesn't listen unless there is a treat involved.

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    Yes....butterflies, leaves, bugs...anything that moves...its the spaniel.
    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
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    Sounds exactly like Tails ;-)

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    Have you downloaded Ian Dunbar's free book? This goes in detail into a good walking technique. You need to be patient and persistent and gentle.
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    Start training in the house with no distractions - then maybe add the distraction of a person, then go just outside - then a few feet down the street add distractions gradually - reward the dog heavily whenever it is at your side. I've done this for both Max and Rylie and they both walk really well 90% of the time. Eventually you can phase out the rewards but IMO I wouldn't ever phase them out entirely. My training mentor says reward average or better as the dog gets more understanding of their job their average will get better.
    Mindy Tri - Feb/97
    Max - Ruby - Sep/08
    Rylie - B&T - June/09

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