When you do tug and say no does he ease up a little? If yes then he is getting it, and will just need to be reminded occationally with the tugs.when i walk him currently i tug the choke chain and say no. he then pulls again but i think he could be learning. hopefully he will get better at it soon and stop killing himself by choking and panting. Thanks for the advice.
good luck training! (I would bring treats along on the walk and treat him when he is walking right!)How to use a choke chain
A choke chain must be jerked quickly and released immediately. It is meant to grab the dog’s attention and surprise it too. It must not be held too tightly. It could cause slow strangulation if the dog is held for too long and dragged around by it. This is really cruel!
Just watch a misinformed person walking down a street dragging a wayward dog behind him on a choke chain. Every muscle of the dog’s body will be tense. Its eyes will be bulging from the pressure on its neck. This rather awful scene is typical of causing unnecessary physical and emotional pain. It also causes harmful dents an otherwise pristine canine-human relationship.
When you use a choke chain correctly, it feels like someone pulling you up short by your suspenders and then letting go. The choke chain gives the owner a high degree of control. It allows you to communicate quickly and clearly with your dog. He will know what is correct and what is not.
A choke chain must be used to only correct your dog. It is not a method of punishment or an instrument of torture. It should not be used as a method of retraining your dog either. It must be removed after a training session is over. Never allow your dog to rum around unsupervised wearing a choke chain either.
maybe you should have him sit, treat, tell him to heel, and when he pulls, yank and release, then if it continues, have him sit again. it might work for your dog. every dog is different. my previous dog wouldn't stop until we put a gentle leader (head harness) on him.He is the type of dog that once you pull the choke chain he is pulling back again straight away. what am i doing wrong? How long should my leash be on the end of the choke chain?