Loose leash walking help!
My Shorthaired Pointer's almost 11 months old now. I've been taking him to training and he's pretty good with the basic commands and stuff when he's NOT DISTRACTED. He could heel really good in my house and in my yard with treats. Once we go out on to the streets, he'll get distracted and would go pass me and take the lead. He will not even look at me when I call his name or even bait him with food. BTW, I've been using a HALTI.
My correction to this: When he go pass me and when the leash is not loose, I stop and pull him back. He would not pull but once we start again, he'll do the same thing within 3-4 steps.
I'm about to get a personal trainer to help me out with this. I know he could heel but not when distracted. What is his problem? Is he not out enough? I've heard that we should master a command when he's no distractions and slowly move to areas with distractions. Please help!