This week, SFVS pet behaviorist Sophia Yin, DVM, MS, answered a San Francisco Chronicle reader’s question about how to “take back the lead” when walking strong canine “pullers.” (Most of us have probably experienced the arm-out-of-its-socket feeling one time or another!)
The reader’s question:
I have two golden retrievers that are good dogs except they are very strong pullers when I take them for a walk. I tried using a Halti, but they just used their paws to wiggle out of it or rubbed their noses against the floor to slip it off. Can you tell me how to stop them from pulling? I’ve tried various kinds of collars and harnesses and nothing has worked.
For Dr. Yin’s answer, visit: How take back the lead in dog walking (SF Gate)
For more pet behavior tips, see Dr. Yin’s blog: Blog – Dr. Sophia Yin