I think I have finally reached a point of acceptance!
I have taught my huskies a lot of things... loose leash walking is not one of them.
Remember my post a couple weeks ago - My Huskies Are Not Perfect? Well, this just adds to my previous comments about training.
It's not that I haven't tried. Oh boy have I tried! I have stayed consistent, I have tried clicker training on walks, high value treats, stopping the walks completely when they pull, acting like a tree when they pull, meaning they don't get to go any further until the leash gets loose etc etc etc... I could go on and on, but do you guys know what the definition of insanity is? Albert Einstein says "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results."
So rather than frustrating myself with always getting the same result, I choose acceptance. Do they pull because they are Siberian Huskies, and quite simply, they were bred to pull? Maybe. That doesn't mean they are impossible to loose leash train. I have seen many Huskies who have great leash manners. But for whatever reason, it's just not happening with mine. Not right now anyways.
- Mostly, this post was done up for fun. The meme I made with Koda, about being born to pull - is what it is, just a meme - for laughs. They can be trained to loose leash walk, I have no doubt about that. However for me, right now, I think it's best I stick to my no pull harnesses, which do help greatly, and I will go back to enjoying our daily walks rather than be frustrated over having issues with loose leashes.
The Sibe Tribe would love to know:
Have you ever had any training woes that you just had to take a break from?
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