posted on Mar, 27 2015 @ 05:21 PM
Cool tips, its fun teaching dogs new tricks, and may just save their lives around traffic and other hazards.
I have trained quite a few Rottweilers over the years, and they could easily drag me down the street at 180 lbs, should they decide to.
I use a similar technique as you. I start with sit and heal commands, get the dog to my left side.
Then out in a field, start the training to keep the dog by my side and never leading. If he starts to lead, I will give a heal command, then do a
tight right hand turn, never allowing him in front of me.
After that i will work on lengthening the straight ahead distances.
This can make you a little dizzy, but it will sink in easier and he will notice he can't travel anywhere when he is leading. It also breaks their
concentration on pulling forward.
This is easier to do on big dogs vs pulling straight back against their full power.
Also, choke chains are great training tools in this situation, and are most effective when they are placed up high on the neck.
Cool pup you have there.