Stop your dog from pulling on the lead

Stop your dog from pulling on the lead

  • V Shapland

How to stop your dog from pulling on the lead.

Make dog walking easier, and stop dog pulling on they lead. In this article, we will share some helpful tips on how to stop your dog from pulling and how to choose are the correct type of dog collar and lead.

Collar Width

When purchasing a handmade dog collar you will need to consider the overall width and the material used. Wide collars are best for stronger dogs that pull beacuse thin dog collars could dig into the dog's neck, whilst wider collars will dig less. However, narrower collars sit better on a dog's neck as they are less restritive. In addition a dogs collar's circumference should also be checked, to make sure that it is wide enough to fit 2 fingers inside of it when it is clipped onto the dog.

Lead Length

Dog leads can be bought in an array of different lengths, from short training leads that allow extra control to keep your dog closer. To the very long extentable leads that allows similar freedom to a dog that is off a lead. However, to stop your dog from pulling, the best kind of lead any dog owner could buy are slip leads for dogs. They provide an easy and straight-forward solution that will stop your dog pulling in its tracks.

Dog collar and lead material

When buying a dog collar and lead, you should be looking for the balance between comfort, durability and weight. Heavy weighted cotton rope leads and collars may cause your dog discomfort, and can become heavy when wet. An alternative option would be to buy a strong but light-weight poly-type material, that is designed to still be strong enough to control your dog. A great option for all dogs big and small, is using rope material. Rope dog collar and leads provide a comfortable, strong, easy to clean, lightweight and water-resistant solution.

Clip lead or slip lead?

Trained dogs work well with a matching dog collar and lead set, whereas younger or untrained dogs will need more guidance, and a slip lead will be more effective at stopping your dog from pulling on its lead. Once your dog is trained, clip-on leads will give your dog more freedom to explore its surroundings and are ideal for parks and green field sites.  

How should I teach my dog to walk, so it doesn't pull?

The ideal position for walking a dog, is either behind or beside you. These positions allow you to guide your dog more easily, and offers more control when walking in high traffic places and/or the city. Next you should also aim to reward your dog- good behaviour should be recognised. Let you dog explore and sniff its surroundings. Finally, take your time. Walking should be both relaxing and good for your health. So take the time to walk slowly and enjoy the great outdoors with your best friend.

To summaries, choose the right type of lead and collar that suits your lifestyle and your type of dog, make sure you reward good behaviour, and take your time to enjoy and relax.

Find our wide range of handmade dog collars and leads, and in particular our rope slip leads that will stop dog pulling on lead- in our shop today!

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