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Pup won't walk on lead :(

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by missRV, Nov 10, 2012.


  1. missRV

    missRV PetForums VIP

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    I've just looked through archive and I'm suprised there's no other threads on this....

    I got Rosie a puppy collar and leash before we picked her up 2 weeks ago but the collar seems to weigh her down (and she keeps trying to bite her ID tag) so we took it off her thinking she was too young (she'll be 10 weeks on Monday)

    We tried walking her indoors on the leash and she had a massive freak out on the floor, she then lay down and refused to move.

    Today I got her a puppy harness (managed to find one small enough!) and that's no better, she hates it!

    Any advice on what to do or avoid when leash training?
     
  2. PennyGC

    PennyGC PetForums VIP

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    there will be some threads, but maybe called different things...

    I always find chicken helps a reluctant pup, be very exciting and encourage your pup to follow you for a reward, do it in the house and garden and without too many distractions and they soon get the hang of it
     
  3. missRV

    missRV PetForums VIP

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    Thank you :) she's getting her 2nd needle on Monday so we are hoping to take her walkies in about 2 weeks time... will give it a go tomorrow. This forum has been brilliant
     
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    Personally I'd just get her used to a collar initially. Leave it on for half an hour say and then gradually increase the time.

    Once she gets used to it then attach a short light line (something soft and about 2 ft long) and leave it on for say 10 minutes, under supervision of course. Occasionally hold the end, offering words of encouragement and tit-bits.
     
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    I really do recommend that you invest in a good Puppy book (here`s a link - The Perfect Puppy by Gwen Bailey) because this is the first of many things you`ll need to teach the pup. :)
     
  6. missRV

    missRV PetForums VIP

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    Thanks, she's got the collar on now and she's had it on since I got up at 8. She had it on for an hour last night and was scratching at it and crying but she seems OK today.

    We do have 2 good puppy books, but all they mention is trying them indoors. I've been on youtube and seen a few videos who mentioned tying ribbon or a shoe lace to their collar at first. May try that :)
     
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