Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Training Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-19-2006, 10:35 AM
lowpuppy69 lowpuppy69 is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 20
Default another leash problem

i just got my 12 week old bull terrier a week ago, if i try and put the leash on her and take her outside she just refuses to go anywhere. she'll just stand there and try and get away from the leash. anyone have any ideas?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-19-2006, 10:41 AM
jess2416's Avatar
jess2416 jess2416 is offline
Who woulda thought <3
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 22,553
Default

You should slowly get her used to the idea of a leash...especially if she has never had one on before..

Maybe while you are inside you can put the leash on her and let her walk around with the leash on *without* you holding it for a while, then take her outside and try again...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-19-2006, 11:07 AM
Gempress Gempress is offline
Walks into Mordor
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 11,955
Default

I'd start indoors. First, put the leash on her and just let her drag it around the house. Get her used to the idea of wearing a leash.

Once she's used to the leash behind her, pick up the end. Don't try to guide her, just follow her around while holding the leash. If she doesn't want to move, just wait patiently until she gets going (in my experience, puppies can't stay still for very long!) and then follow her around. Once she's walking around without a problem, start guiding her. Encourage her to follow you by using some yummy treats.

For now, don't take her outside without her leash. When you're going outside, make a show of getting the leash and putting it on her. Once the leash is on, take her outside. You want her to learn that the leash means good things, and that she should be excited to see the leash.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-19-2006, 11:13 AM
lowpuppy69 lowpuppy69 is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 20
Default

ok, that sounds good...i'll give that a try
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-30-2006, 01:23 AM
Net4n6 Net4n6 is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 27
Default

Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your tread. I have the same problem. This will bump the tread up for more great ideas.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-30-2006, 08:35 AM
Goobiedogs Goobiedogs is offline
MiniSchnauzer Goobiedogs!
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Poochieville
Posts: 26
Default

Are you using a collar or a harness? I have found that my dogs didnt want to walk with a harness when used to a collar with leash or the reversem, didnt want to walk with a collar attached to a leash when used to a harness.

It doesnt sound to me like your dog is used to anything yet, so I agree with the other posters, leave the leash on during other times so that the dog has a chance to get used to it, play with it, drag it, etc.

My dogs used to bite the leash at first, but stopped doing that shortly after getting used to it. But whatever you do, dont stop using it or the dog may get used to not having one and the older the dog gets, the harder it will be to break old habit.s
__________________
The Goobiedogs rock!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site