Dog Pulling on Leash?

SideWalker® Leash Trainer

Take the Drag Out of Walking

Stop the leash-pulling and enjoy walking your dog! The SideWalker® Leash Trainer is a unique training collar with a “self-teaching” design that trains your dog to walk side-by-side with you without pulling on the leash. More walking, less pulling, and more enjoyable time spent together side-by-side.

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SW-5 Leash Trainer


The SideWalker® creates a more enjoyable walking experience for you and your dog. If your furry friend is overly enthusiastic about your adventure, it then gently corrects the leash pulling and helps your dog learn appropriate on-leash behavior. Its ‘self-teaching’ design will assist in reinforcing appropriate leash training and eliminate excessive pulling. The SideWalker has five adjustable settings from low to high and also has a vibration option so you can select a setting suitable for your dog. If the dog pulls on the leash, the pressure of the collar strap on the SideWalker then activates either a vibration or a stimulation. The vibration or stimulation gradually increases as the dog continues to pull. When the pulling stops, the collar will then reset.


Collar strap
Battery charger
Test light / Contact post tool
Long & short contact posts
Owner’s manual

Stop Dog Pulling on Leash

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the SideWalker?

The SideWalker trains dogs to walk on a leash without pulling and reinforces appropriate leash-walking behavior.

A sensor under the collar strap on the SideWalker is triggered by pressure when the dog pulls on the leash (or when you pull the leash to direct the dog into the desired position.) When the sensor is activated, the dog receives either a vibration or a stimulation. The SideWalker should be set to a level just enough to distract the dog from the pulling behavior. Most dogs learn quickly that the sensation stops when the pulling stops.

Several variables affect how quickly your dog’s behavior will change, most notably the personality of your dog and the environment in which you are training the dog. Most dogs begin to understand the relationship between pulling and the vibration/stimulation after several activations of the collar. The pulling behavior diminishes quickly in some dogs and more gradually in others. If there is no noticeable change in pulling behavior after a reasonable trial period, check the collar to ensure the fit is good and the contact posts are the correct size. If the collar fit is appropriate, and the dog continues to pull, the SideWalker setting should be increased one level.

The SideWalker is safe and effective on dogs as small as 6 pounds.

We recommend waiting until the dog is 4-6 months old.

The components in the SideWalker are specified to operate from minus 25 degrees (F) to 125 degrees (F). A significant and rapid change in temperature may temporarily disrupt some of the SideWalker functions until the device adjusts to the new temperature level.

Picture of dog with leash trainer

Customer Story

“We tried every conceivable trick in the book to stop our two labradors from pulling excessively while out for a walk. The SideWalker stopped the pulling in three walks. Our dogs now walk on our left side next to us, similar to the traditional heal position. I truly do not know why we waited so long to purchase this product.”

Richard R.


5 Adjustable Settings

The 5 adjustable settings include a vibration setting, 3 stimulation settings and a Progressive setting that begins with Vibration and gradually progresses from Low to High if the dog continues to pull.

Progressive Levels

When the dog pulls, the level of the vibration or stimulation (for that setting) gradually increases. When the dog stops pulling, the SideWalker resets to the lowest level for that setting.

Long-lasting Battery

The long-lasting, easy-to-recharge battery typically stays charged for several days.

Low battery indicator

Lets you know when it is time to recharge.

Lightweight, waterproof

Because dogs will be dogs.