Following Hillmann Puppy Program...Leash Pulling Advice?
I have a 13 week old BLF sired by Sailor and a MH dam. We are through day 5 of Hillmannís puppy program and she is doing great so farÖI think. She is WILD to retrieve and is sitting very well. My issue is that she constantly pulls on her leash, almost to the point of choking. She does pretty well on the lead in our short formal training sessions in an open field, but when I take her on walks around the neighborhood she constantly pulls. I have tried to correct this by stopping every time she pulls and resuming the walk when the leash goes slack, but it doesnít seem to be working. How do I correct this? Do I stop progressing in the Hillmann program until the pulling problem is corrected, or continue on to day 6 and keep working getting her not to pull? Iím a first time trainer/lab owner and itís exciting to see her progress. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!