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Akita cross Malamute

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Lauren-16, Apr 7, 2017.


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  1. Lauren-16

    Lauren-16 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi guys, I'm new!

    I have a male Akita cross with a Malamute and a male St Bernard - they're both incredibly beautiful and loving.

    I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on training my Akita (Akela) to not pull so much on the lead? He's just turned a year old so he's still a puppy and getting stronger by the day. We have always tried to train him as much as possible not to pull and he has improved a lot. I was just wondering if anyone knew of any harnesses or training tips to improve him more?

    Thanks!

    P.S. I know he is always going to pull - he is an incredibly strong dog and he just doesn't realise how strong he is!
     
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    Sled dog hotel PetForums VIP

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    It would be worth perhaps trying a harness with the ring attachment at the front rather then the back, I have a Malamute Siberian husky mix and she pulls like a train at times, I find the front ring harness helps a lot.
     
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    Lauren-16 PetForums Newbie

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    Thats brilliant thank you, he does have a harness but, as you said, the ring is at the back. I'll get one tomorrow and give it a go - thanks!
     
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    Lauren-16 PetForums Newbie

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    Do you also have any advice for walking two at the same time? I'm having to start walking them together by my self now whereas I always had someone with me before.
     
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    Hi and welcome
     
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    LauraKC PetForums Newbie

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    Not sure if this helps you, but I got one of these harnesses for my boxer who's also a puller. This company also has instructions on how to train
    here. The harness does help with reducing the amount that my dog pulls, but it's not a magical cure. We've had to combine the harness with training.

    https://embarkpets.com/products/no-pull-dog-harness
    https://embarkpets.com/blogs/news/top-6-tips-you-that-will-vastly-improve-your-dog-s-leash-manners

    Of course it might be best to find a professional trainer to help with some classes.
     
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