A better walk: Training dogs not to lunge, growl, and pull on a leash

I have a giberian shepsky (siberian husky×german shepherd) hes 6 years old now, had him from young, he wasnt trained when we got him, he was abused from his first house so our first go to was making sure he felt comfortable and safe in his new environment, he is a good dog, he sits and high fives when asked too, and walks are fine when there is no one around, but how do i stop him pulling towards other things,like people and animals. I cant keep walking him just early hours and late,id love for him to meet new dogs but because of his size he looks scary and the way he pulls make owners think he will attack, he wont hurt a fly, doesnt even growl at people ...he just pulls

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DON'T allow your dog to decide when to pull on leash. Employ red light/green light training. When your dog tightens the leash, immediately stop, stand still, and wait. Once he slackens the leash, or better yet, once he sits, proceed with the walk.

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But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are things you can do to start training your dog for the walk while you’re still stuck inside. Our specialty classes are designed for dog owners that are looking for something different to do with their dogs, or have a particular training need they seek to address. These classes assume your dog is already demonstrating basic obedience. City Walks (4 weeks $165) This class is held in Clarendon or Shirlington. This class is for the dog that responds really well to basic obedience cues at home or in the classroom but could use more practice around everyday distractions. We will practice exercises to reinforce your dog's response to important cues like Watch Me, Touch, Settle, Leave It, and Loose Leash Walking in the face of distractions we happen to encounter like people, dogs, children, strollers, bicyclists, traffic, joggers, etc. This class is also a great way to continue socializing your dog to new surroundings and help them to feel comfortable with a variety of visual stimuli and sounds.

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While it’s true that you can start training your puppy to walk with you and obey your commands very early on in her development, you might not want to head out into the great wide world just yet. Veterinarians recommend keeping your pup away from dog parks and avoiding walking outside until after she has had all of her core vaccinations.

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Dinyée Boose founded Brookside Walk and Train in Jamaica Plain because she knows dog walking is not just a walk in the park. It takes serious commitment, reliability and excellent dog handling skills to provide dogs with the care they deserve. Brookside Walk + Train's foundation is balanced dogs are happy dogs. Learn more about what that means, and see some services we offer to ensure that your little -or big- guy gets the attention they need.