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sitting down when on her lead 17 Aug 2013 03:45 #9149

I've recently got an 12 week old pup, she walks well around the garden when off her lead, but when I put the lead on to go for a walk she sits down an wont move, when given a little tug she resists, if I take the lead off she runs home, is there anything I can do to make her walk as I think it could become a pain very quickly,

Re: sitting down when on her lead 18 Aug 2013 00:08 #9152

First let me say patience is really needed here don't take the lead off, if you do that all she is learning is "I sit down, I protest! and dad takes my lead off" keep her lead on and gently coax her, she will eventually get going, perhaps try a harness, she might not like the tug at her neck because at 12 weeks old she's still just a baby when she finally gets going it might be a good idea to offer her a treat, but only after she's been trotting away for a little while, you don't want her to associate the treat with sitting down, so wait until she's been walking nicely for a while, hopefully (like my Asia) she'll learn that keep on walking is the way to go. My Asia is nearly 9 years old now and she still sits at her regular places on every walk but I've given her two specific places where she can sit for a few mins and she knows these "sit" places and only sits there, if she tries to sit anywhere else I move her on. But your pup is still very, very young and as I mentioned earlier... patience is very important, gentle coaxing and praise will get her going, don't raise your voice just keep it calm and when she finally gets going give her a happy and encouraging "gooooood girl!" response in a short time she'll learn that she gets praise when she walks and not when she sits Good luck and please let us know how you get on
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Re: sitting down when on her lead 18 Aug 2013 13:43 #9153

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Put the lead on her and then lay it on the ground - get on the ground facing her, hold the lead gently without tugging it, and wiggle the lead and encourage her to walk towards you - when she does, even if only a few steps, give her a hug and praise. Then do it again and again and again.......................then try standing up and getting her to walk towards you. Then by your side. She is a baby it will be slow but you will get there. Make it a game and she will play and start walking on the lead without even realising she has given in to you. At the moment she is trying to outwit you as she doesn't want to wear a lead. I noticed that a friend of mine, who is a dog breeder /handler does this with all the pups.

Not sure if this is how you are supposed to do it - but it worked for me. Mine then got really naughty with me and was all teeth and bashing my arm up but the previous ones didn't that was just her (bad girl and she only did it to me - not her dad.) However, that said she soon learnt to walk on a lead and she was only 5 weeks old with no doggie manners as she was hand reared.
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Re: sitting down when on her lead 20 Aug 2013 21:19 #9160

thanks very much, i have been using these methods and already seeing a difference, i realised she was playing me for pack leader, but i think shes relising that my girlfriend and i are frist in order, she also starting to learn other commands like sit and lie down

i have been reading that obedance classes are must? is it really?

Re: sitting down when on her lead 20 Aug 2013 21:47 #9161

I'm glad you're seeing improvements already, pups love to learn Yes I would say obedience classes are a must if you can find a good one grab it classes not only train your pup they train you they also help pup to learn to socialise with other dogs and people, if you can start puppy classes that's great, they're lots of fun as well I think they bring you and pup even closer together because you learn a lot about pup (what's pups name? ) My trainer used to say that every day shoulkd be a learning day and to do about 10 mins of "proper" training each day but no more because you don't want pup/dog to get bored, it has to be seen as fun and games also nothing is for nothing so treats should come after a sit or a down or a stay, but don't over do it Training classes will help you to get a rutine together with your pup I think you'll love obedience classes and you'll have an akita to be proud of
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Re: sitting down when on her lead 21 Aug 2013 11:59 #9162

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A harness while she is such a little thing might be good. I loved seeing mine in a harness and wish she could walk on one now.

Your pup will get more cheeky as she gets a little older but just keep your cool and she will learn. Some vets have puppy parties - that was great for ours. It was a room full of pups all running around together with their owners sitting on the floor helping them play properly and a good puppy class is also great for socializing her more than anything else.
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