My Mika is about 6-7 months now, she's a german shepard/bermese moutain dog mix. She's never been good on the leash, zig zagging, pulling, hurting my arm lol Now with the snow/ice it is even worst lol I can not get her to calm down for the leash. Every walk is the same thing, when she gets excited she gets ignored till she is calm. Once the leash goes on it's like she goes into alter mode, there is no way of getting her attention, let alone get her to become calm. Just to get my boots on takes a few minuties because she can't sit down long enough. I always try to leave the house first, but when I tell her to come, she's right past me pulling me away from the still open house door that I need to close.lol When outside I try to get her to calm down, to sit and give me her attention. She'll sit for all of 30 secs, the hole time with her nose down sniffing. But now she started barking at people and at dogs. My up stairs naibour(I live in a deuplex) can not go into the house if Mika is there, she barks and jumps and again she has selective hearing and can't hear any of my commands. With dogs she barks and the hair on her back stands... So what to do? I know Mika is a very excited dog and needs good long walks for an outlet, but it is becoming such a hassle, I am dredding the walks with her. And I know if I do not adress the pulling and barking now she will just get bigger and harder to train.. Any suggestions??