Just wanted to let you know that your tips are spot on.
Just wanted to let you know that your tips are spot on. We recently added a new GSD puppy to our family. She is 12 weeks now and we have had her since she was 8 weeks old. We are being proactive in all her training including her leash work. She has never really been “out of control” on her leash or off, but since her estimated size is going to be 100-120 pounds we want her training to be thorough. Her main issue was being in sniff mode and weaving during her walks as well as getting the “barn happy” pull when she knew we were going home. We took your advice and got the prong collar and wow… Her first walk wearing the new collar and she is laser beam focused and on a mission to walk. She still has a few lapses and tries to walk herself by grabbing the leash but obeys the “drop it” command and continues walking. Again this is only her first two walks in one day with it and it is impressive improvement.