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Dogs Pulling on Leads Tops Dog Owner Frustration

A recent observation by leading dog publication K9 Magazine has shown that dogs who pull on the lead are one of the main causes of dog owner stress. The magazine's website experienced a large volume of enquiries from owners desperate to cure this specific behavioural problem.

More than 53% of users of the site who accessed the dog training articles were interested in how to cure their dog pulling on the lead.

Charles Vincent, who is associate publisher of K9 Magazine comments:

"For a lot of owners, having a dog that pulls on the lead is actually quite a miserable experience. This is particularly true of older people or owners of very strong dogs. In fact, we've had people contact us who have explained that they get genuinely depressed at the idea of having to take their dog for a walk if they think it's going to be spent being pulled all over the place."

In some cases, dog owners have turned to professional dog training services such as Diamond Dog behaviour (a Durham dog trainer in the UK) in an effort to cure this upsetting behavioural trait.


– 53% of users who accessed dog training material wanted information on curing pulling

– 29% of visitors to pet business directory,, wanted information on hiring a professional dog trainer.

In the UK, there are more than 5m dogs. With more and more dog owners using online services to help them cure specific behavioural problems, Total Pet Publishing (publisher of K9 Magazine) monitors ongoing search trends and answer solutions from pet owners. Dog owners are increasingly the focus of media attention resulting from bad or dangerous behaviour. The UK Government recently announced it would not be following up plans to implement compulsory insurance for everyone who owns a dog.

Distributed by Almer Johanson on behalf of petbuzz :: social media for pet brands.

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