i have a labrador retreiver 3 years old, he was raised in the hills of virginia city and this dog loves birds and rabbits. when he is on a leach all he does is pull and when i let him run he gets way out of range. i know this breed is birdie to began with but how do i keep him from taking off like he does
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For the OP - You need to leash train your dog. Right now it sounds like the two of you are just tied togehter, not walking and having a proper relationship.
At this stage in the game you may want to take some classes. However, what type of collar does he have on? If its a big wide buckle collar its part of your problem, right now hes not even feeling your imput on the leash.
You need to not allow him to run off and you need to stop when he pulls. Let him pull and yank and you turn and walk in the other direction, pulling him along. Repeat over and over for your walks. He has to learn that you are there and you are to be listened to. He does not realize that right now.
MY DOG USE TO DO THAT TO ME TO BUT MY DOG IS SMALLER SO I COULD CONTROL HER EASIER. WHAT I DID TO HELP MY DOG WALK BETTER ON LEASH IS EVERYTIME SHE STARTED PULLING ON THE LEASH REALLY HARD I WOULD HAVE HER SIT DOWN AND TELL HER BAD DOG IN A STERN BUT ALSO LOVING WAY. AS I KEPT WITH THAT TECNIQUE SHE WALKS RIGHT BY MY SIDE. I ALSO LET HER HAVE FUN ON THE LEASH AS I WALK HER BY TELLING HER GO ANGEL GO AND THAT LETS HER KNOW THAT ME AND HER ARE GONNA START RUNNING AND SHE LOVES IT WHEN WE RUN TOGETHER. WELL I HOPE THIS TECNIQUE WORKS OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG.