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Old 11-22-2006, 08:31 AM   #1
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Default Pup won't take to the lead.

The pup will be allowed out from this monday,however he has a berkey every time we put the lead on in the house to get him used to it.

We put it on him 2/3 times a day,but he sits there and wont move.When we try to coax him he goes on one and we take it off.
Do we persevere or are there any tricks of the trade we need to know.
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:37 AM   #2
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how old is he?

try putting the lead on when you don't intend to go anywhere, and let him drag it around the house.

try putting it on, and then not "coaxing". Just let him decide, the first time, when it is time to move with that thing on. Part of this is him just getting used to having a lead on. Part of it is him being pulled in a direction he hasn't decided to go on his own.

If he refuses to accept a lead, then a halter might be a better choice for him.
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Hiya, I always use a retractable lead for the first couple of weeks in the garden. Only until they get used having a lead on and then I go on the the normal leads. Often they are too interested in whats around them (hopefully!!) to notice that they actually have a lead on. Then once they are used to it you can progress to a proper lead. For me I have found it must easier and less stressful for them, saves all that fighting especially if you have a willful puppy.
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He's just over 10 weeks.We have him used to a collar,so it will take time for the lead.
We had him out the back twice today and he was better I must admit.We did'nt drag him,just walked away from him and he followed.
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...We had him out the back twice today and he was better I must admit.We did'nt drag him,just walked away from him and he followed...
That's the way! You're doing fine.
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Good luck! I would just be careful with letting them wander around with the leash attached - puppies may play with the leash like a toy, and then it might be even harder to teach them to walk with a leash.
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Well today was his first day out,and what a joy.Ok he stopped a few times and sat looking at us,but with a treat and a wee coax we were off.
Must admit he loved it,and the work we did in the house walking him about with his lead on worked a gem.
Just glad hes getting out,as after 11 weeks,he was getting bored me thinks.
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