Pulling/chasing while walking: Pit

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    mak73 Member

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    My pit was never walked as a puppy. She is HORRIBLE at walking. She pulls like my shoulder is going to rip off. When she sees a rabbit, squirrel, cat or other animal, she goes crazy. She doesn't care about seeing people, but she will chase any animal. Sometimes, I will alternate between walking/jogging to tire her out and she will eventually start to walk better. She will be 3 yrs old in Dec. Any tips?
     
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    IcyBC Well-Known Member

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    Carry a bag of treats with you :) ! Seriously though, I have just caught a television series called Lucky Dog, and the guy who trains the dog did this while he taught the dog "heel". It will probably take a while to break your pit, but with patience and consistency, I am sure she will learn.

    For us, we have a harness for Capone, so tugging and pulling are very minimal.
     
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    You need to start showing her your are the ''pack leader'', just like Cesar Milan says. Watch his videos, he talks about how to teach a dog to walk on a leash, no matter how old the dog is. It's all about the energy you transmit to the dog, you need to be more assertive if you want the dog to respect you and not pull you like that. Check Cesar Milan's videos, his tips do work with dogs! He knows a lot about them after all.
     
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    We had the same problem with our pitbull. The only thing that cured it was using a prong collar. While some people say its too harsh, if used correctly you can stop these habits quickly. Using one is also much better than having your dog accidentaly bite another animal or pull causing you to fall down which allows it to get loose and cause damage or get hit by a car.
     
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