If you have a dog who pulls on the lead it is a real drag (literally in some cases), it spoils your walks and ruins the enjoyment of taking your dog out. Whether you have a big strong dog, lots of dogs or just a small one, pulling on the lead problems range from painful to just downright annoying.
Most people don’t want even want, or expect ‘perfect’ heelwork, just a dog who walks close by without pulling.
People try all sorts in desperation to stop their dog dragging them round the streets because of painful shoulders and sore hands. Plus the fact that its just not fun and people get mad with their dog, stressed and irritated but it’s not your dog’s fault.
Walking calmly by your side is tough for your dog to do, firstly he needs to walk slower than his normal walking pace AND ignore all the smells and everything else in a highly stimulating, exciting environment. That is why people find it so hard to do, because it’s hard for your dog to do!