Our mini dachshund has got it in his head that he thinks he is a husky when he is on a walk. He pulls like a husky. I am wondering what I should do the correct this. I am wanting to work obedience with him. Should I get him another type of collar or???
We learnd on our puppycourse that get him a harness that wont injur his neck and when he pulls you just stop and wait, dont pull the leach. When the dog takes one step back, so the leach loose, you keep walking. The dog must loosen the leach, if you pull him back, the dog wont learn the point of it all - not to pull. This is no obedience training, just let the dog know that he wont get a head if the leasch is tense. Every time the dog walk next to you or with the leach loose, prais him!
This takes time with a dach, they are breed to be concistent, so dont give up. It took us two weeks, then he got it! Now he never pulls, and if he do, we remind him that he doesnt get to go forward if he pulls. Dont let the dog sniff on anything when he pulls, this will be self rewarding and the dog will get what he wants even if you are standing still.