How To Stop Your French Bulldog From Pulling
Understanding how to stop your French Bulldog from pulling is something that every French Bulldog owner needs to overcome in order to be able to walk their French Bulldog in an enjoyable manner.
Many French Bulldog behavioral problems also stem from the fact that the French Bulldog is dragging you along the street. To put it simply your French Bulldog thinks it is in charge of the walk or in French Bulldog terms it sees itself as the pack leader!
There are so many gadgets, leads and collars out there but none of them can solve the problem if your French Bulldog thinks it is in charge, all these devices will do is attempt to divert your French Bulldogs energy elsewhere or cause pain in an attempt to stop your from pulling.
If you find yourself having to correct your French Bulldog every 30 seconds then there is something fundamentally wrong. The funny thing is this, your French Bulldog knows how to walk nicely on the lead it is far more than simply training it, you have to at first convince it you are the pack leader.
Think of it like this. Your French Bulldog understands that on the walk, somebody has to be the leader, and your French Bulldog is simply taking the lead! It is more of a psychological battle than a physical one, at least it should be.
This first stage of the walk is actually ensuring that you are the pack leader inside the house before you look to venture out as no French Bulldog will let you simply take control over the walk, (the most dangerous place compared to the den) if you are not in control inside.
Here are some key tips to try before you venture out:
- After bringing out your French Bulldogs lead wait until your French Bulldog calms down even if this takes a while and only attach it when your French Bulldog is calm. Never rush this stage.
- You need to first learn how to stop your French Bulldog from pulling inside your house or property before going outside – there are some fantastic videos that show all of this.
- Walk first around the house going around the tables and furniture in your house with your French Bulldog following you.
If your French Bulldog pulls out in front of you then simply change direction, leaving your French Bulldog behind you.
- If your French Bulldog drags backwards then gently hold the lead firm for 10 seconds then call your French Bulldog to follow. They have no other options and so will follow you if you are patient.
Control the doorways – you should always walk through the doorways first when your French Bulldog is on the lead
Practice walking in and out of the front doorway with you going first – keep doing this until your French Bulldog relaxes and gives up waiting for you to make the next move.
Check your posture – make sure that you are relaxed and calm and that your shoulder is down and arm is straight at the elbow
Of course there is a big difference between actually watching how to stop your French Bulldog from pulling and reading about it!
Whilst I can give you all the advice in written form there is nothing quite like actually being shown it on a video.
One such site is run by professional French Bulldog trainer French Bulldoggy Dan who uses a gentle but very practical approach to French Bulldog training. In the site you will learn exactly what steps to take to establish yourself as the pack leader. The site The Online French Bulldog Trainer is great for owners who want to really understand and treat the cause of their French Bulldog’s problems and not just use a band-aid solution.
If you want to understand more about this topic or see the videos that explain everything then simply take a look at The Online French Bulldog Trainer