These highly motivated dogs can be some of the hardest dogs to walk as everything is so overpowering and exciting to them. They are also the ones that naturally walk more quickly. When these dogs are young they may never really heel that well (for long periods) and will probably always pull on the lead when they see something exciting. So, while your lead training with one of these pups will work a lot of the time there will always be moments where everything will fall apart.
clipandcoach wrote:I'll let you in on a little secret....when you are out on a walk or training and Abby is just driving you crazy, you are feeling upset because she is just not behaving the way you would like, pulling or just not getting commands like she did yesterday. Grab abby's lead, turn around and walk ten steps. Ask her to sit (use a hand lure if need be) then sit down on the grass with her and give her a cuddle. Let her lick your face, tickle her tummy and remember why you wanted her in the first place. I promise all your frustration will go out the window and you can try again later or tomorrow if you don't think today is working for you both. Life with your dog shouldn't be so serious.
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