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January 29, 2011 | By Bevj | 3 answers | Expired: 1265 days ago

My german shepard 9months old is toooooooo strong for my 63yr body he has already chased a bunny & broken
my knee I need off leash training?? I love him but might not be able to keep him...help how do I teach him to walk without a leash we live on a very busy street to...in the house he is like Rin Tin Tin so well behaved he loves his food treats! Any help here?? Help help help Bev

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jan 29, 2011

Its always dangerous to walk your dog off leash, not to mention its against most city ordinances. Instead of taking such a huge risk with the life of your dog it would be better to leash train him so he'll respond to commands, stop pulling, and know how to heel. Keeping him on-leash and trained will keep him safe and well-behaved in public. A well-trained leashed dog will not hurt you when you take them for a walk no matter how many bunnies they see. Dogs are smart and will take advantage of a situation when given the opportunity. By not being consistent and firm with training you have lost control and are no longer the master in this relationship. In the pack you have lost the alpha role. A dog should never walk in front of you and should absolutely never be taking you for the walk. He should be walking at your side with a loose leash. The dog matches your pace instead of you trying to keep up with him. He should also know and be able to follow commands for leave it, stay, sit and all the other commands that will make a walk pleasant for all concerned. The best thing for you to do is find a good trainer.

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daryl b.
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Feb 01, 2011

mo is right. is there an obidence school near you. that would be a good help. and better then a personal trainer as he would learn around other dogs and it is fun

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Dogz37
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Feb 05, 2011

I would suggest getting a treadmill to exersize him/her, then you can get out the majority of his/her energy before a walk or training, then he/she won't have as much energy to pull ext. at first make sure you get almost all of his/her energy out before you start training or walking. Also sign him up for obediance classes, some dogs seriously benifit from those, my dog did.

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