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Loose Leash walking

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Sorry should say "Leash" not lease.

So I have been attempting to train this to our puppy (6 months old). He will do great, then the next time he is just pulling the entire walk! I can't get more than 3 steps and he is yanking on the leash. He is a big (53 lb) strong and stubborn dog. Beyond those seen w/in the sticky (I have read through it) is there any other advice you can give? He also likes to grab the leash in his own mouth and attempt to walk me! I stop and stand my ground (as best as I can) and I call to him but there are times he will just continue to pull and not come back to me despite my calling him.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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I highly recommend the standard technique where one turns 180 degrees when the dog pulls, I wait for the dog to catch up treat when the dog looks at me, and turn 180 degrees around to the direction I was originally going. I have noticed that if I catch attention when the dog passes me and I get a look then give a treat, it may forestall pulling. On a normal walk in the beginning, I expect a look every 5-15 seconds, and I treat them all. If your treats don't pull any weight, crank them up higher, I just got a beagle to pay attention with dehydrated lamb lung, and got a chihuahua mix hooked on dehydrated lamb liver. They now pay attention to me, and I have a hope of training them.
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