Solution to "Walkies" problems
Step One: Understand the problem
Understand why your dog does not walk in the manner you would like them to. Have they been taught? Are they excited? Work out the cause and you may find it easier to work on the solution.
Step Three: Short-term management
Management may depend on the cause of the issue.
Pulling on lead
If your dog is simply super-exuberant about their walk, you could try the following...
Use a head halter to walk your dog. Choose a brand that suits you and your dog and have it fitted correctly. Get your dog used to wearing it by rewarding them with treats, praise or pats when you put it on. Head halters allow you to control your dog’s movements, keeping you in charge of the walk.
If you find a head halter too hard, try a halter that loops under your dog's forearms. Beware of harnesses that allow your dog to pull you along.
Puppy won't walk
Puppies sometimes are reluctant to leave home and lie down on their first walks. To encourage them to walk, get them used to wearing their collar and lead at home. Walk them around your backyard or pull their lead on and take them to their food bowl. This will make it a positive experience.
Outdoors, you should walk your pup in a quiet location to start with. A busy street may be overwhelming. Imagine all the sights, sounds and smells! In no time, however, your pup will get used to this and will start to look forward to their walks.