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My girlfriend and I have a 4 year old Springer Spaniel. She LOVES to run. When we can, we take her to the dog park or to the back of the high school, and let her burn off energy.

But when she is on a leash, mainly when we first take her for a walk, she pulls, and If we retract the leash, so she is close to us, she pulls until she is walking on her back legs. People have been asking us if she is a puppy, because of how much she pulls.

Is it possible to train her at this age, so she doesn’t do this?
 

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It's certainly possible to train her, even if she's already had 4 years of learning that "pulling = moving forward". It might not be as easy as training a younger dog who has less or even no ingrained pulling behaviour, but it's still in the realm of do-able provided there's some commitment and consistency on your part.

kikopup has this playlist on youtube. There should be plenty of tips and exercises in it to give you some ideas and help get you started.

 

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It's certainly possible to train her, even if she's already had 4 years of learning that "pulling = moving forward". It might not be as easy as training a younger dog who has less or even no ingrained pulling behaviour, but it's still in the realm of do-able provided there's some commitment and consistency on your part.

kikopup has this playlist on youtube. There should be plenty of tips and exercises in it to give you some ideas and help get you started.

thanks for the response. I will watch the videos and definitely put the effort in to train her.
 
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