How to Stop Your Dog From Pulling
A quick guide on why dogs have a tendency to pull and how to remedy the behavior.

  • Julio Leon
    Julio Leon

    Next video is how to answer questions.

  • Faiv Youkay
    Faiv Youkay

    Let me elaborate on his answer: Excitement creates impulsive behaviour. Start by controlling your dog's excitement when you feed him his food. Make him wait and give you eye contact. Once you master that. The dog will learn that you have control of food and excitement is disagreed. When you now go out for a walk, you can use the same "wait/stay/no" whatever command when they get excited about whatever. Once you know he will get excited about something (even the door is open).. make him wait.. he might bark to protest.. or whine...or pull... stay there... wait... once he relaxes even for a second and gives you the same eye contact, reward him. Now go out and repeat for every. single. thing. they get excited for... Eventually, he'll learn to deal with it and focus on what you want. Therefore, no pulling.

  • VF

    Pero no da la solución!!!!!!🙆

  • Mr Zebra
    Mr Zebra

    This taught me noting except WHY my dog is pulling

  • DJ Sifu
    DJ Sifu

    very deceptive title, should have figured since only 1 min long, a prong collar will work in 1 min or less lol

  • Yuke Luo
    Yuke Luo

    Thank you for wasting my 1 minute

  • jholbrooks1

    Well that was a completely useless video. Thanks Cesar!!

  • Daniela Perez
    Daniela Perez

    Hello Mr. Millan, thank You like always given very good information's for all the Dog Lovers around the World. 🌍😉😘❤️ Greetings

  • Anthony Sarandrea
    Anthony Sarandrea

    Pointless shit video!!! You suck!!!

  • rajeev singh
    rajeev singh

    He told me nothing he only said why they pull !!!😤

  • David Paul Tanteo
    David Paul Tanteo

    Omg so how to stop it??

  • KayKay Bean
    KayKay Bean

    Literally what is the point of this video

  • Catharsis

    !Muy buen video! Me sirvió bastante. Queridos hispano hablantes, no es jactancia, además de viendo videos, yo aprendí en un curso muy bueno para entrenar a mi perro, estoy seguro que les servirá también, vale la pena bastante, les comparto el enlace aquí ---->

  • hugelpook 5678
    hugelpook 5678

    So how do you stop a dog from being excited? Obvious next step.

  • John Demetriou
    John Demetriou

    So we shouldn't pull back?

  • Илья Sagittarius A
    Илья Sagittarius A

    Soooo would jacking my dog off before walking him make him stop pulling

  • Ralph Sanchez
    Ralph Sanchez

    So what's the answer?? This video taught me nothing....

  • Victoria O'Sullivan
    Victoria O'Sullivan

    What kind of talking video was this

  • Elliot Smith
    Elliot Smith

    pretty dumb video!!

  • Chris Harvey
    Chris Harvey


  • Axl Gutierrez
    Axl Gutierrez

    Is there like a part 2 or something?

  • Daz555Daz

    How do you stop a dog from pulling? Is there going to be a follow up video with an answer?

  • nikolai arnaudov
    nikolai arnaudov

    And u didn't answer the question...

  • John Cavar
    John Cavar

    Answer is

  • Pickle Rick
    Pickle Rick

    To all the people who say they didnt get an answer......he said calm your dog.

  • S

    0:31 Cesar answers it here To stop excitement, people need to create calmness. Although he doesn’t answer explicit methods, I’ve watched from other videos that this could mean: a quick tug on the leash or touch to snap them out of it (prior to VERY excited state), waiting for dog to calm down (especially before putting on the leash and before walking), clarifying your position as pack leader in day to day life (since dogs follow the leader, could be as simple as making sure YOU exit/enter any door or boundary BEFORE the dog and making sure that the dog only follows behind you when asked to), (VERY excited state) pulling upwards with leash just below the head (better control) and letting the dog vent (making sure they settle and become calm before continuing the walk), etc. But, the method used should always be situational.

  • Lee Smith
    Lee Smith

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  • J D
    J D

    Utter waste of time - think how many wasted minutes for almost a million views

  • lucutes

    The fucm is this

  • J Rovado
    J Rovado

    Answer: Get your dog from exited state to a calm state .🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Collieb7

    I thought there was going to be more on this subject

  • Gayan Selvarajah
    Gayan Selvarajah

    I thought this was an actual training vid it's just clickbait

  • Sola Mé
    Sola Mé

    My puppy pulls without excitment he Just prefers being free. So i dont have anwser to m'y question

  • MikeEnIke007

    So the answer ISNT pull back?

  • Carly Valentine
    Carly Valentine

    Well that taught me absolutely nothing. Good chat .🙄

  • nikolai arnaudov
    nikolai arnaudov

    Why do U say to us why dogs are pulling, we know why. Tell us how to stop it though.

  • sLyone777

    fuck u

  • mamaofB.A.D.

    When My dog has a boner hes excited!!! Now wtf do I do when hes pulling??

  • mamaofB.A.D.

    Ok the answer is...HES EXCITED¿?¿?

  • JaQuan Hudson
    JaQuan Hudson

    ummm what? so there must not be a way because that was no help

  • space nami
    space nami

    Where's the answer-

  • Jay Dub
    Jay Dub

    Well, this was literally of no help!

  • Rob Jones
    Rob Jones

    Okayyyy... How do you keep a dog from being excited? It's like solving a problem by presenting another problem.

  • gatita311 x
    gatita311 x

    Didn't answer my question

  • Chicken Chaser 125cc
    Chicken Chaser 125cc

    Thanks for nothing

  • Just Dav
    Just Dav

    How do I help my Siberian husky from wanting to pull on walks.

  • Moshiko Bensimon
    Moshiko Bensimon

    Change the title to "Why dogs pull on the leash"

  • Squash Skills
    Squash Skills

    My dog doesn’t like to walk with the chain... any ideas??

  • mark schuette
    mark schuette

    Pulling is more valuable than not pulling ! dog powered fun- urban mushing made easy, safe and practical-

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  • Terrence Aguoru
    Terrence Aguoru

    Steps were unclear, my dog flew away

  • derek mc bride
    derek mc bride

    How do i get my dog to walk on the lead as the minute she sees it she lies on the floor or hides under the table

  • MrChangCJ

    this video is trash

  • R M
    R M

    how to stop a dog from digging on my indoor floors and carpets? She is very old, partially blind and does not play with toys. She has ruined all of my floors.

  • Zottle Porcupine
    Zottle Porcupine

    Told me nothing

  • Kevin OLaughlin
    Kevin OLaughlin

    well that was a waste of time

  • Chiggy

    ik its 4 years later but youre not supposed to yank/pull on the leash, you're supposed to just stay still and dont move so that the dog learns that if they pull they wont get anywhere but this takes time.

  • Rachel DeSelms
    Rachel DeSelms

    So then, how do I stop my dog from being excited? I'm looking this up because my dog pulled me down today and my knee is all banged up. Help me out Cesar!

  • Charlotte Green
    Charlotte Green

    with my goldens pulling its not excitement, its anxiety but its only on the second half of the walk. i have tried going completely different ways but that only works for the first time because he is so smart that after even one walk he knows that its the way home and we are running out of different ways to go! all of the second half of the walk he is so anxious that he makes himself hyperventilate (which is not good one bit). i use a harness that is supposed to help with pulling but it doesnt work with him one bit. he also isnt food motivated on walks because he is so anxious so he wont even eat the treats i bring. if anyone has any advice at all i could really use some! he is also very bonded to me and doesnt really like men. if it doesnt get better soon we are going to talk to my other dogs old trainer and see what he suggests. thanks y'all

  • D Hammer
    D Hammer

    Cesar... you're an idiot.

  • Stephanie Ridgway
    Stephanie Ridgway

    I love cesar millan.... Buuuut this didnt help me one bit 😑

  • María Blacutt
    María Blacutt

    Well, that got me absolutely no where!

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  • osogoodgirl

    This answered exactly nothing!

  • John McDonald
    John McDonald

    I’ll answer since Cesar didn’t. You need to keep the leash short and tight to show your dog that you’re in command. As soon as she/he starts pulling you say “NO” “SHHHHHT” “NO”. Works like a charm.

    • Google Account
      Google Account

      yeah not really

  • systemsoundbar

    question: how do you stop a dog from pulling? cesar: yes.

    • lucutes


    • Jon Lee
      Jon Lee


    • Evangelos Theoharis
      Evangelos Theoharis

      Actually it's: Question: how do you stop your dog from pulling? Cesar: OK let me tell you how to stop your dog from pulling. He's pulling because he's excited.

    • Evangelos Theoharis
      Evangelos Theoharis


    • Rebecca Skean
      Rebecca Skean

      he identified for you that the problem wasn't the pulling - that it was in fact an excited animal. Look up his videos on dealing with an excited animal -

  • Albert Head
    Albert Head

    That told me absolutely NOTHING!

    • Jenna

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    • Jenna

      @XxIce AngelxX ᴅᴀɴɢ ᴄʜɪʟʟ ᴊᴜsᴛ sᴀʏɪɴɢ ɪ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴀsᴋᴇᴅ

    • XxIce AngelxX
      XxIce AngelxX

      @Jenna oh look at your dumbass come backs, shut up. He wasnt hating. It's true, he didnt give any information

    • Jenna

      @XxIce AngelxX Well i was talking to Albert Head i dont remember asking you :/

    • XxIce AngelxX
      XxIce AngelxX

      @Jenna um no its not. He didnt tell you anything you wanted to know.... all they were saying was they didnt learn anything because ceaser didnt teach you anything

  • Sun Seeker
    Sun Seeker

    How? Put the harness on upside down with the lead coming from underneath, so the dog has no incentive to pull. Works instantly!

  • Torn Mega
    Torn Mega

    😂😂😂 search continues..

  • Zion Freeman
    Zion Freeman

    This taught me nothing, now my dog's dead

    • nola1323

      Video confused me and my screwdriver got stuck in the toaster. Dog is still pulling too.

  • Memory Cards
    Memory Cards

    yeah that doesnt help me at fucking all... all you did was answer my concern with another concern.

  • karl s
    karl s


  • Bobby A
    Bobby A

    A lot of comments confused by the video. I actually like what he's saying and think he answers the question. Focus on asking the dog to be calm to stop the pulling.

  • Albert Head
    Albert Head

    Utterly bloody useless. What was the point of that?

  • Toño_316

    Esa mamada que?? No explico nada

  • William971

    this is a good video despite all the negativity, I learned something, he doesn't know my dog so how the hell is he going to help him calm down. But it is definitely excitement causing the pulling, he just loves walks like a sex addict loves a strip club, hard to moderate the excitement at puppy stage.

  • Rynn21

    That answered NOTHING

  • Genevieve Baker
    Genevieve Baker

    Soooooooo, I have much respect for Cesar but is he saying to stop my dog pulling all I need to do is just ask him to relax via the leash? Check. Got it. Um, dumb follow up question.... how do I do that?

  • Chaos17 Bloody
    Chaos17 Bloody

    Since some people are to lazy to search, I will resume from what I watched in his videos: Step1 > it begins at home, the do need to be calm before going out (just like when to ask to sit just before giving food) don't bring out an excited dog. Step 2 > when holding the leash think like when you're holding someone hand, you don't want to squeeze or pull the hand of the other person, same for the dog. Step 3 (optional) > if your dog is still pulling try to make it exercises more (like buy some rollers or bike if you don't like running) because think about it, your dog had to wait for you, hours for being able to go out so of course it will be full of energy. Step 4 (optional) > redirect the attention if the dog is getting too excited over passberby, it means be sure its attention is toward you not the source of excitement. With time, it should be able to ignore it. Getting your do attention could be done with anything and reward only after he listened to you not before. Last thing, repetition is the key, just like with kids.

  • Rachael D'Auteuil
    Rachael D'Auteuil

    I adore you Cesar!! Thank you for everything you've done to support dogs, and dog owners! Cant wait until your next show comes out. Keep your chin up :)

  • Rachael D'Auteuil
    Rachael D'Auteuil

    Thank you Cesar

  • Rachael D'Auteuil
    Rachael D'Auteuil

    YOU'RE ALL IDIOTS. HE SAID, the question shouldn't be how to stop your dog from pulling. The question should focus on the UNDERLYING issue , WHICH IS that the REASON the dog pulls is because "HE GETS EXCITED" Sooooo, the question should really be... HOW TO PREVENT YOUR DOG FROM BEING EXICTED... AND HOW to relay calmness. NOT ROCKET SCIENCE PEOPLE. The OBVIOUS answer would then, BE. STAY CALM AND THE DOG WILL BE CALM. Most dog owners who have dogs that pull it's because you aren't exerting leadership during the walk. You need to exert being a leader during the walk. A LEADER IN A PACK, stays calm, leads ahead not behind. If you do that, your dog will follow you, not pull. DOES HE REALLY HAVE TO SPELL EVERYTHING OUTTT. If so, maybe you shouldn't be a dog owner,Lol

  • Rob

    And the how to is?

  • Pat Vick
    Pat Vick didn’t answer the question.

  • M. Rici el Original
    M. Rici el Original

    You didn't answer how to stop the exciting things you mentioned ❓

  • Benny

    Terrible video. Didn't answer my question at all!!!

  • froladee

    I love seeing Holly so happy :)!

  • Lion Heart
    Lion Heart

    Many thanks, I have been researching "training of a dog" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across - Janeyton Xonyatt Booster - (just google it )? It is an awesome exclusive product for training your dog without the hard work. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my brother in law got excellent success with it.

  • Gacha Plätzchen
    Gacha Plätzchen

    But my dog is not interested in his toy I’ll rub a treat on it and try different toys but he doesn’t want he well feed and at a good weight only 2 years old! And still doesn’t want to play or go outside how do I fix this?

  • Don Adams
    Don Adams

    boy that sure was interesting not!

  • PowerWoWTV

    Lol he said “ People pull back on the leash, and that triggers more excitement “ soooo what do we do ???

    • Punchy

      @Angela Carley Yes angela you're correct. You have to be fast and pre emptively watch for what makes your dog excited. And do sideways pulls before his state of mind escalates. Problem is that people wait too long and its too they end up pulling back.. But to peoples defense...he does not show that technique in the video...i watched it on his show, reading his books at the moment

    • Magik Reacts
      Magik Reacts

      Let go the leash and see hell break loose I guess....😂😂😂

    • Angela Carley
      Angela Carley

      You pull sideways not backwards. That’s what he meant.

    • First Name
      First Name

      Let it go and watch the beyblade rip

  • KiwiPokerPlayer

    For people looking for how to stop their dog constantly pulling when just going for a walk, this is the easiest method. Each time they create tension on the leash simply stop and wait for them to stop pulling. As soon as they stop pulling, start walking again. At first you'll be stopping every few steps but be patient and consistent. The dog will quickly associate tension with stopping and no tension with walking... and they'd much rather be walking.

  • TheSoulS Colours
    TheSoulS Colours


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  • Cynthia Lovold
    Cynthia Lovold


  • Liz3tt3 Babyyy
    Liz3tt3 Babyyy

    Cesar! When I touch my dog with my foot he translates that to I wanna play!😩😩😩

  • Andrea's Adventures
    Andrea's Adventures

    What the heck? I don’t think I learned anything

  • Chan Huynh
    Chan Huynh

    Okay B O O M E R

  • Jane O'Leary
    Jane O'Leary


  • eric bostic
    eric bostic

    To prevent excitement we play fetch before every walk. Whatever gets your dog excited, introduce it more into their lives. If socializing gets them excited well guess what you're doing before your next walk. In most cases, exercising the dog first is best. The walk is usually what we think of as the exercise but dog was probably waiting for you at home all day and NEEDS TO RUN BABY. It will help, and you get to enjoy a good ball throw :-) Have fun and enjoy the artlessness of being a good human for your little bud.