When i walk my 2 year old male dog he stops and starts smelling the grass, pavement, car tires and other surfaces for no reason at all.
After smelling he then wants to change walking direction and I have to pull his leash. Few minutes later he would again do this smelling thing and change of direction.
The change of direction is really very annoying. I want him to walk in the direction that i am going, not sideways or towards some pole or tree.
How to modify this behavior?
I just want that he does not smell anything and that he walk in the direction that I am going.
This is one of the few times I’m ever going to suggest a Halti or Gentle Leader head collar, and I’m only suggesting it because your dog will be behind you sniffing if you keep walking, not bolting ahead of you and getting its neck bent backwards.
Get a Halti and start walking him with that. When he stops to sniff, you just keep going and drag the dog along with you if you have to. Never jerk the lead. Your dog should soon learn that all that sniffing is not going to happen.