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Hi I need some help/advice. Gracie is 15 weeks and is a little timid, so I am socialising her as much as possible. When my partner and I take her out in the village, she will walk with us fine, but If I or my partner take her out on our own, she just sits and looks back, I think to see if me is comming or if take her on my own, she sits again and looks back. It is not an enjoyable experience, unless with are together. when I head back for home, she just gallops along not proplem at all. I took her in to town yesterday with my daughter and its really busy, again no problems I just dont know how to get over this. Gillieflowers
 

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One of mine used to do the same,so i started just taking her up the road coming back,another day my husband would do the same and she did get over it,but she still won't let me take her in the fields if my other dog isn't with us
 

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Hi thanks for that, I have spoken to a dog behavourist and she said that I have not established who is the pack leader. this also applys to the fact that she wont be picked up or any thing else I want her to do. She said i Have to ignore her when she wants to picked up or our attention, she will soon establish the fact she cannot have her own way all the time. If I can establishe the packleader/hirearchy situtation the rest will follow, But that is the most important part of training with out that you are lost.
 

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You have to remember she is just a baby and everything is new to her so she doesn't know what is expected of her. When she is walking for you, you have to remember to praise her letting her know she is doing what is expected. When she sits & refuses to walk, you have to coax her by gently tugging on the leash & saying come on, let's go for a walk. It takes time, some more than others. Patience is the key. Try not to get frustrated, she'll get it.
 
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