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Why doesnt Max listen to me to statif i tell him to stay when we're walking? He only stoos when my boyfriend tells him to STOP! He walks next to him without running all over the place without a leash but if its with me.... I cant have him walk w/o a leash cause he'll run from me. Hes only 5 months old and my boyfriend says irs cause i baby him.... Is it that?
 

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Why doesnt Max listen to me to statif i tell him to stay when we're walking? He only stoos when my boyfriend tells him to STOP! He walks next to him without running all over the place without a leash but if its with me.... I cant have him walk w/o a leash cause he'll run from me. Hes only 5 months old and my boyfriend says irs cause i baby him.... Is it that?
It's probably not because you 'baby him' but because your boyfriend (whether he knows it or not) gives the dog clear signals and commands and is consistent so the dog knows what he wants him to do.
 

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It's probably not because you 'baby him' but because your boyfriend (whether he knows it or not) gives the dog clear signals and commands and is consistent so the dog knows what he wants him to do.
I have to agree with Embee, dogs need clear firm commands and not repeating the command over and over give him time to think about what you want him to do! It might be an idea to sit back and watch what your boyfriend is doing when as you said he walks lovely.
 

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Oh.... I see it Kendal.... Thx! He actually says when i walk Max irs really Max walkin me!
Just spotted this bit of one of your post above. Try the following have Max on your left side, start with him sitting keep lead loose and when your ready walk forward telling him to "heal" (I also use the command "walk on" then heal" If he starts to pull stop make him sit and repeat and keep repeating you can also do the above and without warning give the command "turn" and do about turn walking back the way you have come keeping him on your left but remember keep the lead loose the tighter the lead the more he will pull! The reason I use this heal training is the dog never knows what your going to do so he has to keep watching you- going in a straight line is easy!!! if he really is a problen try a halti they work very well and are not restricting in anyway as long as they are fitted properly these enable you to lead the dog from below the chin if you give a gentle pull it brings his head round thus stopping him pulling. Think of it like this could you imagine trying to stear a horse from its neck!!!! no you couldnt you would have no control they are too strong so you have a bridle and this is how the halti works, hope this makes sense and helps! ;)
 
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