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dog that wont walk

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by cellerby, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. cellerby

    cellerby Puppy

    Hi my 5 mos old pit will not go for walks. I got her a week ago, and She barely will go outside on the leash and I have tried treats and praise to coax her but we never get very far. Today we made it about 20 ft from the house and then she sat down and tried to pull in the direction of the house all the while crying. When we finally head in that direction, she tries to pull me the whole way. I have tried stoping and getting her to sit and then taking just a couple steps at a time, but this doesn't seem to work either. The biggest problem is is that even though we are trying to take her for 3 walks a day she isn't getting any excersice because she wont go and then she becomes crazy hyper in the house. Any ideas?
     
  2. fearlessknight

    fearlessknight Good Dog

    Well....maybe the little guy just needs a little time to adjust????

    You said you got him a week ago? I am sure he needs a little time....and not only that...these dogs do not come with proper mannerism and the know how for things...they have to be taught.
    If the breeder (or person who you got him from) did not train him on the leash, then he has no clue what it is and why you are doing this to him...he needs to be taught!

    Instead of trying to take her for walks....just take her around the yard and let her get used to the leash....dogs tend to do better when they are allowed to master one thing at a time.....
     
  3. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    And...

    Make it fun, fun, fun!! You might have to act like a goofy fool and talk silly, but as long as he thinks you're having fun, he might want to have some fun too!
     
  4. Jelet

    Jelet Banned

    my dog rex was afraid of walking on a leash when i first introduced it to him(at around 3 months) Just put the leash on him and let him walk around with it(inside) Give it some time to, since hes new to your home. And when you bring him outside , loose leash walk him i guess.
     
  5. gooddog

    gooddog Puppy

    try to keep yourself relaxed. don't get anxious about the walk. keep the leash relaxed and hold a treat at your thigh letting him smell nibble as you walk, it may keep his mind on the treat and keep him moving.:lick:
     

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