Reward your dog with treats for walking next to you without pulling. This positive reinforcement will motivate them.
When your dog pulls, immediately stop walking. Only continue once the leash relaxes. This teaches them pulling stops forward progress.
Randomly change direction when your dog starts pulling. This reminds them to pay attention to you.
Try harnesses and collars designed to deter pulling by making it uncomfortable. Never use choke or prong collars.
Teach your dog a solid “heel” command. Reward them for maintaining heel position during walks.
Train consistently, using the same techniques every walk. Dogs thrive on consistency.
Incorporate training into a fun walk by praising and rewarding your dog for focusing on you.