Thanks for the additional information. It is helpful. It isn't so much that her daughter is with her as it is the Pack mentality. Often dogs are great on their own but put another of their pack with them and behavior breaks down as they start misbehaving together or more like they are distracted by the behavior of the other dog and that dog may be getting away with something and then feel they can.
Now you seem to know she should be a step behind or next to you. Being the boss help her listen and follow this directive. However, if you can get her wanting to be in that place, it makes it a lot simpler. Just like keeping a dog on the floor helps keep them suubmissive where dogs that are let on furniture seem to become dominant dogs. They feel elevated mentally as well as physically. So if you can get her to want to be next to you, she also will develop that submissive attitude toward the walker.
Here is the technique that I use to help owner train their dogs to walk where they should . It is a preprinted writeup and generally uses the pronoun he but applies to all dogs and I hope you don't mind that as it does speed up my response.
If your dog is pulling while walking then a little retraining is in order. It's a matter of getting your dog to want to come with you regardless of the leash being attached. You will get multiple answers depending on whom you talk to as opinions differ on the best method to solve this problem. Some experts will suggest a Halti (head collar) which you can try. I personally believe in establishing control over the dog with training. I use a chain collar for training purposes. For strong stubborn dogs, some trainers recommend a prong collar.
Number one, put your dog on a leash before leaving the house. Make your dog sit or lie down before leaving. You walk out first and the dog should follow you out. With a proper walk, the dog should be right at your side or slightly behind. You dog should be paying attention to you, frequently glancing at you to be sure you haven't changed your mind about where you are going. I will be using the word correction. A correction will indicate a short quick tug and release of the leash. It is meant to remind the dog that he is supposed to be paying attention to you. Initially, keep training sessions short and where there will be minimal distractions even if it is just in your yard. A walk should be fast paced and not a stop and start exercise. The dog should not be investigating, sniffing or socializing on the walk. Walk to a destination and allow the dog some time at the destination to do those things.
I use a food and praise reward system. I use almost paper think pieces of hot dog as the oil from them coats your hand and keeps the smell on your hand. Let the dog smell the treat in your closed hand. This gives your dog motivation to be by your side. He should be happy to follow your hand around the yard. Keep your leash short, but without pressure on it. If the dog starts moving away, a correction toward you should be made. Give him a treat every once in a while initially so he understands walking by your side get him treats. Try to time it so it is before he gets distracted. If he starts to glance elsewhere, give a correction and tempt him with sight of the treat. When he is back to paying attention, reward him with the treat in a low calm "good boy". No excitement to your voice as you want him calm. Repeat when you think his attention is shifting. As he gets better at paying attention to you and your "smelly hand", make corrections giving more praise and less treats. Before you know it, your dog will be walking right next to you all the time, with or without treats. When you stop, praise your dog with your voice or a few pats to let your dog know how good he has done. You can train him to sit or lay down when you stop if you want as well. This helps prevent his trying to run off if you stop to talk to someone.
Once your dog is pretty much always walking at your side, you will want to make a correction any time he stops paying attention to you. For instance, they are looking at a cat in a yard, give a correction so they look at you. if he is busy looking ahead and hasn't glanced at you for awhile, give a correction and reverse your direction. Do not stop and wait for the dog, just a quick correction and reverse and walk. They learn to keep an eye on you as well as on what else is going on. Try an be confident during these training sessions. Try not to look down at your dog but more out of the corner of your eye. Act like you are paying attention to the scenery. It sounds strange, but it does work.
Once your dog is doing well in the yard, try adding a few distractions such as family in the yard, then progress to another dog around continuing to correct if he even looks like he is going to glance at the other dog. If you wait till he is already distracted, it is too late. You have to catch him before he focuses on the other animal or person. It is a lot of work and takes lots of practice but it does work.
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Now I want you to start walking her with the hot dog slivers in your hand first so she understands that walking next to you gets her the treats and starts associating the smell in your hand, then start having your oldest child use the same technique to get her walking next to him in the same manner and then train each child in turn before letting them work with her with distractions.
Train the pup the same way. Please do not use the heel kick on your dogs. Cesar is actually kicking the dog in the liver which isn't a very pleasant thing to do to a dog can be considered abuse. Also holding a dog down does not make them submissive. If you can verbally get them to lay down and roll over or on their side in a submissive manner, that is good, but forcing it just makes a dog mad.
Let the kids work on the obedience training in a structured manner. Put aside 15 minutes twice a day and let the kids train mom while you work with the younger dog. The following site is helpful in helping owners train their dog. Be sure and click on the link to the page on obedience at the bottom. and links on subsequent pages leading to detailed instructions.
Training works best if you train at least 30 minutes a day (two 15 minute sessions). I would start making your dog work via the Nothing in life is free program (NILF). It is outlined below.
Additionally you might switch to a harness with a front chest leash clip. When the dog pulls, she automatically will be pulled back around to face the walker. They usually stop pulling as a result.
I hope this information is helpful to you. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have . If you do find this helpful, please take this opportunity to rate my answer.