OMG! LIke why did I not find this sooner?! Like a million years sooner?!
My life has been surrounded by dogs. All kinds. Big and small. And the most annoying problem I have ever had with them is the way they constantly pull when on a leash and going for a walk. It's just insanity when on a trail and they go nuts. I see other owners and dogs walking just fine and I get both annoyed and embarrassed. Ugh!!
In the video Emily Larlham explains what to do and what not to do. She's got a whole lot more to say on her website, DogMantics.com.
What I learned:
1. Use a clicker.
2. Practice walking behavior at home in the yard to avoid distractions.
3. Use unpredictable patterns of walking so the dog is not sure which way to go.
4. Treats and a clicker can be used to reward good positioning.
5. If the leash becomes tense, simply turn around.