Beeji is 24 pounds of pure muscle!! at least when he wants to pull and play. He does want to please me and what works is that he loves his belly rubs. So I will get in bed or sit beside the bed and he will hop on the bed and I rub his belly. It is like it puts him in a trance.
plus we had just done a nice long walk when several of these photos were taken. I use the command easy when we are walking and he doesn't pull or strain. I did that at first for me since I broke my back and can't go up and down steps easily so when we would first go outside, he would want to rush down the steps.
I would say easy and hold him on a tight lead, now when he hears easy, he slows down. both on and off lead.
But don't let him fool you, he wanted to take off on a Beeji 500 in the backyard and did get afast one in before I called his name and he stopped, gave me a look like I know I know and then slowly began sniffing around! LOL