Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

No Pull Leash/Collar

by Mark

Lola is a wonderful 2 year old but she is puller while on her leash. Does anyone have a recommendation for a great collar/leash combo that will help with this problem?

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by: Debbie

My aussie is 10 months old and if she starts to pull all i have to say is NO and she stops immediately because all she wants to do is please me. Put your aussie on a short leash so you can control it and if your dog pulls says No in a different tone and your dog will come around. They are really smart and learn fast. Good Luck.

by: Ann

My Aussie pulled when he was a puppy just learning to walk on a lead so I went to Petsmart and got an 'Easy Walk' harness. I really like the idea of a harness, I don't like to yank his neck and I don't like those leads on their nose.
My neighbor's dog pulled the owner who is older and could be dangerous if she fell, so I suggested an Easy Walk for her too. It helps ALOT but it's not 100%. good luck

by: Anonymous

I just started to use a Halti on my 11 month old mini aussie and it seems to be working really well. She hated it at first, but now she is ok with it. Sometimes I walk her without it now and she definately doesn't pull as much as she did before.

Lupine Collar
by: Anonymous

I have nothing but good things to say about the Lupine collar and leash.

The Lupine is a fabric choke collar, but it's not scary choke collar - just uncomfortable.

I've noticed that the Aussie's aren't like other dogs and they have a really low tolerance for pain, so minor discomforts usually make them stop.

Lupine will also replace the leash if there is any damage (including chewing!)

Sorry to be a spokesman, but my new dog just chewed through his leash and I was able to take it to a different store from where I bought the leash and they still took it back!

Too cool.

half hitch
by: Anonymous

just get a long leash or horse lead and tie a half hitch around your pup just forward of the hind legs. when your pup pulls it will tighten slightly giving them a little squeeze.they will learn very quickly. this is done by attaching the leash normally then bringing it down the spine just forward of the hind legs then bring it underneath the belly and around back to where you started crossing under the beginning portion the just walk like normal.

Dog Harness
by: Anonymous

We had great luck with Premier's Easy Walker harness. It has a martingale up front on the chest which squeezes if they pull, which they don't like. After one time, my 4 month old puppy learned not to pull with it on. That said, we only use it for long walks. For taking her out to pee we're using the collar and doing loose leash training - keeping lots of treats in your hand keeps her nose near you, and a loose leash. She's just 6 months old, but is progressing well.

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