Walking with your dog is a complete bliss at times. However, things can go south pretty fast if you lost control of your puppy and risk him running into traffic or danger. To help mitigate some of this risk, you would want to wear a leash and collar onto your furry friend. But then again, that itself poses another risk, which is allowing the dog to pull while walking!
So, in this case, what to do? Leash pulling is a common behavioral problem that is bugging most dog owners. To solve this issue, you can utilize an e-collar to assist in correcting this behavior.
Using E-collar to stop leash pulling
If you have been following our articles, you will know that we are a strong advocate in using e-collars as a training tool to help train up your dog. Indeed, the e-collar can be used to stop leash pulling too. Here are some of the steps that are needed to take to rectify the problem.
- Getting the dog to accept the e-collar: You should get the dog to accept the e-collar instead of rejecting it. Place the e-collar near him, and slowly decrease the distance between them. Always lavish the puppy with praise as well as giving a treat whenever you managed to move the e-collar close to him. Once the distance has been shortened, you should proceed to wear the e-collar on your dog.
- Adjusting the stimulation level: Set the stimulation level to the lowest. Activate the stimulation, and slowly increase the level until there is a reaction from your dog. This should be his recognition level.
- Walk your puppy: Once done, bring him out for a walk.
- Activate stimulation: Should your dog start to pull, you should immediately stop walking and proceed to trigger the stimulation. Do give a stern ‘no’ or ‘stop’ as it can speed up the training process. If you are attempting this training for the first time, you might need to pull on the leash to stop the dog from pulling.
- Get him to sit: Once the dog stops pulling, you should get him to approach you, where you would proceed to command “Sit”. Once the dog sits, you can continue to walk him again.
- What happens if the dog pulls back: Repeat steps 3 to 5 till he stops the behavior.
In time to come, your dog should be completely responsive to the triggers without needing you to pull him on the leash.
Now that you know the proper steps to take so that leash pulling can be stopped by using an e-collar, you should go about employing the actions in case your dog decides to pull you along. However, you should take precautions never to commit mistakes such as attaching the leash to the receiver collar strap. This can result in pulling the contact points too tightly against your dog's neck, causing the injury. Do note that you always have to attach the leash to a separate collar.
And if you want to make your training more productive and your walks more comfortable, pay attention to PetSpy Dual Handle Dog Leash. It acts as a shock absorber for you, should the dog pull suddenly and protect you from injury. Also, this dog leash has a padded handle that will protect your hands from bruises and burns, which is really important if your dog likes sudden jerks. With this leash and an e-collar, you will get full control of the situation and stop your dog from pulling!