Our dog was exactly the same way when she was younger. She would get really excited and want to check everything out. We would just gently nudge her along until she would eventually calm down. Now, the only time she gets really excited is when she sees a squirrel.
Carol, I don't know the name of the collar but I use one that has a little chain on it that tightens when the dog comes to the end of it's leash. Your dog will learn that he has to stop when it tightens. It doesn't hurt them but it teaches them to stop when you want them to. My dog is 9 and has always worn one. She walks ahead of me but if I tighten the leash or want her to stop, she knows to do so and doesn't pull against me. My brother's dog had never worn this type of collar and always pulls at the leash. When I put this collar on him, he learned quickly that if he does't stop, he'll get a surprize. It was amazing how quickly he learned to stop while wearing this collar. When I put his own back on him, he went back to pulling again. I'll try to find out the name of the collar for you. Good luck.
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Subject: Re: Dog Walking Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:36 pm
Well Back in the day when we had a Dog well we had two but one was Chih Dog so we had him lose but the other one we had him on Leash so every time i would take him for a Walk He Would Just Start Running and No Stoping him he was gone i only had two choices letting go or start running i didn't want to let go so i started to run He was the worst dog ever I sure got a Work out every time i took him for a walk
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Subject: Re: Dog Walking Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:00 pm
They're called Martingale collars.
Thanks Marilyn! I'm going to buy one of those tonight. It sounds like a great collar because it will not slip off if I pull the leash a little.
I will have to start training Shadow. He is too wild and thinks of himself as the DOMINANT LEADER on our walks... but that is about to change. lol He will go to the sides, stop and smell something, then all of a sudden take off running and pulling my arm...