I need some advice please =) My 6 month old baby will not walk when on a leash. She stands still as a rock and will not move! She thinks she is a lap dog and prefers to be carried around. Any tips please =) thanks
Attach the leash to her collar and let her drag it around the house for a couple of days. Once she's used to that then you can try taking her out into the yard and walk her around where she's comfortable feeding her good treats. It may not happen over night but she'll get it. Sue
The first time we went I put her in the cart too. About half way through the store I decided to tough out the leash. I coaxed her along and when we got to the squeaky toys everything changed with the first one I squeaked. Of course she has a 'thing' about squeaky toys so she decided that was fun! I gave her one to carry around as we explored the rest of the store. She showed her new toy off to everyone! I had to carry one like it for the scanner at the register because I knew there was no way Cleo was letting go of that toy, it was hers! She loves toys more than food, hard as that is to believe! Sherry, Cleo and Katie Isadorabull Bulldogs(formerly known as Lone Hawk Bulldogs)
Until I started taking her for walks up the street to visit a neighbor. The first time was hard to get her there, but after that she knew where she was going and got excited. The first time there she accidently raided the cat food. So the second time she thought Yay! More cat food! We would go for walks other ways too. She loves it all now. And to PetSmart and Petco. She loves those places and drags me in. I have horses and all the feed stores allow dogs on leashes too. They are all great for socializing! Sherry, Cleo and Katie Isadorabull Bulldogs(formerly known as Lone Hawk Bulldogs)
Find a great treat that she loves and put the collar and leash on and take her for a walk. Give her a treat to let her know what you've got and take a couple of steps and offer her a treat. Don't give it to her until she walks to you. When she comes to you, give her the treat and then walk a few more steps and repeat.
Most any dog will respond to some food...it may have to be something like chunks of chicken breast or broiled beef liver, but they will want the food! Offer it if she takes 2-3 steps. Then 2-3 steps more. Call her just once..."puppy, TREAT" said in a happy voice. You may even have to lay the treat on the ground so she can almost smell it! When she approaches it, say "GOOD COME!" and next time its "puppy, COME" and after 3 of these teasers and rewards, I'd stop. IMHO its better to have fewer tries and have them be successful, than to wear the dog out, and yourself, with frustrations. Do this daily...better on an empty stomach, too.
I will try everything! I took her to Petco and she was terrified the poor baby rode in the cart the entire time! It was actually really cute! I'll try posting the pic first time so here it goes =) [IMG][/IMG]