Why Dogs Pull...

Wearing a leash and being attached to a human, is not a "natural" behavior to a dog. Instinctively, they want to engage with the environment, people and other dogs.
 

While many owners think that pulling their dogs toward them will teach them to slow down and pull less, it is literally the complete opposite.

Dogs have an instinct called "Opposition Reflex" -- which is your dogs natural instinct to resist pressure. Essentially, the harder you pull, the harder they pull.

Dogs are also naturally reactive to stimuli and distractions, such as other dogs, people, cars, prey and virtually everything else they encounter. It will cause them to bark and lunge -- making for a stressful outing with your pup. 

When a dog ventures outside, they bring with them their "Top Ten Things I Love When Outside" List of Distractions.

 

 Here's what it looks like:

1. Squirrels (Always at No. 1) 🐿️

2. Other dogs

3. People in general

4. Kids on bikes / skateboards

5. Mulch

6. Sticks

7. Rocks

8. YOU

9. Vehicles

10. Noises

The training program helps elevate YOU higher on the list, through our fun and effective methods. 

 

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