So what can you do? If at all possible, avoid the first response that occurs to most humans, which is to stop moving, tighten up your dog’s leash and/or pull him close as the other guy passes. Dogs have an opposition reflex—meaning when you pull them one way, they pull back the other.
Why does my dog go crazy when he sees other dogs?
Most dogs that bark and lunge at other dogs are really stressed out by other dogs. They might be scared, aggressive, or overly excited. Seeing another dog without being able to escape, attack, or go say hi is generally “upsetting,” so the dog barks and lunges.
How do I train my dog to ignore other dogs?
Instead of pulling on the leash, anticipate the behavior and using your knee gently nudge your pup in the side to distract him. If he settles down, give him a treat. If he doesn’t back down, you may need to give the leash a short sharp tug to get his attention while calling his name. Reward him for good behavior.
How do I stop my old dog from pulling on the leash?
The Correct Pulling Method
Stand with your dog in a regular or choke collar, with a leash. Do not move forward. If the dog moves forward, give a sharp quick pull up on the collar with the leash and then release. When the dog has relaxed and is not pulling, start walking forward.
What is the best lead to stop a dog pulling?
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