Hi i have just rescued a 5 month old rottweiler puppy from a dogs home.
He is ok on the lead but he is getting strong, do you recommend that i buy a harness for him and try using that?
Actually I personally prefer to use a prong collar, it’s much more effective than a harness and also safer and more effective than a regular ‘choke chain’ collar.
I’d recommend that you take a look at my Dog Training Tools page to see some examples of these.
There is also a new and innovative product designed by Cesar Millan, it’s called the Illusion Dog Collar & Leash Set (Next Generation), and you might want to also take a look at that.
At 5 months old, your Rottweiler pup is entering his teenage stage which can be challenging, so it’s important to get his leash-walking under control now. He will be much bigger and stronger soon!
I’d recommend enrolling him in a local dog obedience class so that you can get some hands-on help with his training and you can both learn to communicate and understand each other. The socialization will also be beneficial to him.
I wish you both lots of luck and hope this helps.
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