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Old 09-08-2013, 06:41 PM
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Default Leash training fail. She just sits there and refuses to walk?

Help please . Everything I'm reading is about dogs PULLING the leash. I have the opposite problem. My 20week old pup puts the breaks on and refuses to walk. She's used to her collar and leash (just not with me holding it trying to walk her). We have had the leash on her and let her roam the house freely (with supervision I course), and she does just fine. But the minute I pick it up and she's aware I'm "walking her", she throws the breaks on. Any tips?
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:19 PM
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I had the same problem with Lilo. We tried just about everything and nothing seemed to work... until she randomly started walking 2 months later once we gave up trying. Most stubborn dog I've ever had! lol

Have you tried enticing her with amazing treats that she can't possibly say no to? Like cheese or pieces of boiled meat (those worked very well for me). Plus a lot of encouragement and praise every time she makes a few steps. You could try bringing a toy she really likes to excite her, something like a squeaky toy. Basically you have to try to make it as fun as possible for her.
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My only tip: be patient. She'll get it eventually. My first chi took to the lead very quickly, and loves his walks. But my second, who is now just over 4 months, has taken a while. For weeks she's been more carried than walked, but I kept taking her out and giving it a go. Just three days ago, so, something seemed to click with her, and she's started walking on the lead properly. Tonight, she went most of the way around the park, and walked home too - it's still slow and a little erratic, but we're getting there. Don't give up - just keep at it and she may well change overnight. Good luck!
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Milo is the same. He is getting better. At first he wouldn't walk at all, especially on pavement! He will walk in the park willingly now. I've kind of progressed with walking on the pavement, in that I have to carry him across the road and then he will start walking. I think then he knows he has to walk. If I try and walk him from directly outside the house then he just wants to go back home the little terror! Perseverance and lots of encouragement is the key I think!
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Milo is the same. He is getting better. At first he wouldn't walk at all, especially on pavement! He will walk in the park willingly now. I've kind of progressed with walking on the pavement, in that I have to carry him across the road and then he will start walking. I think then he knows he has to walk. If I try and walk him from directly outside the house then he just wants to go back home the little terror! Perseverance and lots of encouragement is the key I think!
Same here. When I first got Lady she did not like to walk on the leash at all. She would slam on the breaks. I started carrying her a few houses down the street and then she would walk. I also agree, they seem to know when their home is gone they have to walk. I did this for only a week and then she was fine starting from home!
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Thanks everyone!! I will keep at it. I will try the walking a few houses down before putting her down .
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Hello... have you got a doggy friend you can go for a walk with... might encourage and teach. X

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