I keep trying to teach him loose leash walking, yet I have to find a technique that will work with him. I tried "red light" (stop when he's pulling), put him in sit and ask for the look and than "green light" go. Usually go for Jake means full speed ahead and catch up what he missed by sitting down.
I tried teaching him the command "back". When he pulls, I jolly him back and give him a cookie - over a time you say back and he should drop back on his walk as you go along. Command "back" worked like a charm with Abbey, the only downside was that Abbey worked out what was the trigger and trained me to feed her cookies. Yet Jake can't grasp the meaning of the word "back".
I tried changing directions when he was pulling, so he would have to focus more on me. It almost worked except that time to time Jake would sit and refuse to move. Almost like he was waiting for me to make up my mind where I want to go.
The first half mile consists of a lot of pulling until he gets his ya-yas out and then he'll drop back. Except when he sees a squirrels, than his prey drive kicks in and he takes off like a rocket. I guess they don't call them terrier's for nothing (Staffordshire Terrier).
Everyday is a victory when Jake doesn't panic and learns that the world is not such a big scary place.