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I have a 7 month old husky and she drags me were she wants to go on are walks im not sure what to do i try and put her by my side and walk her but she still pulls very hard so far ive tried a normal collar and a harness wich seemed to make her want to pull more any suggestions im only 17 and its hard to keep her under control when she see's people cause shes literally on her hind legs pulling.
 

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Some basic obeidence classes will do a dog wonders, also will provide great socialization. If you do public classes they are not that much money. Try finding a trainer that has been doing training for many years and has some obeidence titles on their dogs, instead of going to like petsmart or petco.
 

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Maybe you can check out your local dog club? I am pretty sure every county has one. My club has dog trainer's links on their page, and they also have there own classes.
 
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Welcome to the world of owning a Husky :D LOL What I have found works the best for teaching these guys not to pull is every time their shoulder goes past your knee you change direction and just let the leash go slack and only hang on to the handle. Eventually she will be tugged around to the direction you have changed to. When she starts surging ahead again and her shoulder passes your knee change direction again. Dont pay any attention to her when you turn and she doesn't notice and dont warn her of you changing direction just do it and let the leash give her a tug in the new direction when it goes taut. Eventually she will start figuring out that she had better stay closer to you cause she never knows which way you are going to go next. You may look silly in the beginning but dogs tend to catch on to this method very fast.

Also I would highly recommend you give her an outlet for that wanting to pull by engaging her in some sort of pulling activity like weight-pull or sledding or scooter or something. These guys LIVE to work and WANT to pull
 

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thanks for your help so then once we get this down i was thinking she would be an great running partner on the bike trail by my house i love to go for a run but she normally pulls to hard.I noticed that you have huskys to she loves her swimming pool in the back yard but is very hesitent about the lake do yours like the water i would love to take her swimming more often once it warms up we live right across from the lake.
 

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thanks for your help so then once we get this down i was thinking she would be an great running partner on the bike trail by my house i love to go for a run but she normally pulls to hard.I noticed that you have huskys to she loves her swimming pool in the back yard but is very hesitent about the lake do yours like the water i would love to take her swimming more often once it warms up we live right across from the lake.
I don't have a husky but my dog's the exact opposite. He loves to swim in lakes and ponds but doesn't like pools. I think it's because he can just walk out of most ponds and lakes, but he can't find the stairs in pools and he's to short to step out.
 

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Personally I'd get a Gentle leader head halter. You could try a no-pull harness (the ones that attach in the center of the chest) but husky's are talented pullers so your dog would probably learn to pull sideways.:p
GL head halters come with a DVD now showing how to fit it properly and the basics of how to teach your dog not pull. Tools like head hlaters are no subsitute for training but give you the edge you need to be able to train effectively. Good luck.
 
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I dont recommend head halters for Sibes. Not only are many of them stubborn as heck and will continue pulling regardless of the head halter which can lead to neck and spinal problems, but Sibes also have a high prey drive and when they dart to the end of the leash after a rabbit or a squirrel they can get a whiplash effect when they get to the end of the leash. Much better to try training before resorting to training aids.
 

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yea I know what you mean about the darting thing im going to take your advice first maybe look for local husky owners and see what they do with there dogs to have fun around this boring town.
 

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No dog in a head halter should have enough slack in the leash to "dart to the end" and risk injuring their neck. *Correctly used* a head halter does not put a dog at risk for neck injury.
If you can teach this dog not to pull with no tools, more power to you.:hail: I'm all for training, the simpler the better, but any amount of pulling while you are trying to train the dog NOT to pull is undoing your training (rehearsing a self reinforcing behavior + opposition reflex). As I said in my first reply this isn't a substitute for training, just something to give you the edge and allow training to take place. It certainly isn't the best tool for everydog but it's something to consider.
 

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