Tips for walking puppy on leash?
Having trouble walking my 8 week old puppy. I’ve had her for a week now and she’s really good walking around the house and the yard but as soon as she’s out of the yard that’s where the problems start. She whines constantly throughout the walk, she can’t pick a side to stay on, she randomly jolts out in front of me but not because she sees anything, she won’t sit or focus, she’s scared of every noise or person around us and she won’t take treats, not even hotdog. Any tips? I can’t find anything to help me with this, pulling isn’t an issue.. I can only find videos for pullers..
Im trying to find an obedience school but unfortunately I live in a small town with only 2 available and they aren’t accepting clients due to the pandemic and the other one is full
- 1 month ago
Like any baby they have to be trained and taught by someone with sense and smarter than they are.
- MaxiLv 71 month ago
Until this pup has had its full couse of vaccinations you should not even consider taking it out walking on the ground otherwise it is very likely to become seriously ill with such as parvo and that can kill it
- Anonymous1 month ago
when my dog was a pup she was the same so i used to take her to a park and I would walk around the park and she would follow. Keep doing this . If u took her to a dog park she could socialise with other other people and dogs.
- D1218Lv 51 month ago
Don't have the leash too tight. Seems quite unusual for someone to walk them that young anyway.
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- J MLv 71 month ago
She is a baby and not ready for training. Take a puppy training class to introduce her to a collar and leash.
- bluebonnetgrannyLv 71 month ago
Pup is too young to walk on lead. It is good that you got her used to a collar & leash but you cannot take her out of your yard until she finishes all the puppy shots & she will be about 16 to 17 weeks old before you can take her off property for walks & exercise. She is too young right now & not allowed off property. She needs those puppy shots to protect her from deadly puppy diseases.
- 1 month ago
• "Tips for walking puppy on leash?"
Talk to your pet's BREEDER.
Stop HIDING your self-chosen avatar & username behind the cowardly [An💀nym💀us].
Plus click [Edit] then [Update] under your Question to tell us:
💥1: Her BREED or breed-mix.
💥2: What you want her to do for you once she is a trained adult.
💥3: Do you have the Vaccination Record Book stating which vaccine was given by which vet at which clinic on which date? If so - what "shot" or "shots" has she had, on what dates?
• "Having trouble walking my 8 week old puppy. I’ve had her for a week now and she’s really good walking around the house and the yard but as soon as she’s out of the yard that’s where the problems start. She whines constantly throughout the walk, she can’t pick a side to stay on, she randomly jolts out in front of me but not because she sees anything, she won’t sit or focus, she’s scared of every noise or person around us and she won’t take treats, not even hotdog. Any tips?
THAT "Any tips" repeats your first question.
I hope all the things you've written this time are done ON-LEAD.
If OFF-lead, you are crazy!
You obviously did NOT do adequate research before choosing a pup.
👨⚖️Rule 1 = NEVER accept a timid pup.
💥4: Can you RETURN her?
👩⚖️Rule 2 = Stay HOME 24/7 for at least the first 2 weeks, helping Pup LIKE and TRUST you. OBSERVE it 100% while it is awake, so that you learn its SIGNAL (usually an anxious nose-down circling) and TIMING for "Wanna go TOILET!". Whereupon you pick pup up, talk cheerfully to it as you carry it to the designated toilet area. Put it it down & stand boringly still & silent until Pup remembers what it wanted to do, so does it. You then "come alive" with excited praise (e.g.: "Bonny went TOILET! Clever girl Bonny TOILET! Good girl Bonny went TOILET!") then reward with such as rubs on the chest or between the front legs, a tidbit, a game of Bouncing-Ball-Chase or Tug-o'-War .
👨⚖️Rule 3 = NEVER take a young Pup off-property except to the vet.
👩⚖️Rule 4 = Have a vet CHECK Pup at 8, 12, and 16 weeks old, and each time give the CORE vaccine if Pup is still healthy. Keep the Vaccination Record Book stating WHICH vaccine was given, on what DATE, by which VET at which CLINIC. Each vet will pencil-in the date on which the next check+vaccine should be given. Depending on where you live, you might need to have the rabies vaccine given at 18 weeks. Also talk to your vet about whether heartworm or Lyme disease (a tick-born disease) or anything else is a problem in your area, what to do about it, and when to start.
Now study Clarence J Pfaffenberger's book "The New Knowledge of Dog Behavior", or on-line study: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&so... so you realise how ESSENTIAL it is that, although immunity is not certain until at least 18 weeks old, pups get FAMILIAR with and CONFIDENT ABOUT the world outside your well-fenced property, and so 2+ weeks after the vaccine given at 8 weeks old, Rule 3 gets replaced by:
👨⚖️Rule 5 = On fine days 2 WEEKS after the 8 weeks "shot", take Pup to SAFE places where dogs do NOT run free (to terrify wee pups), do NOT piddle-poo-vomit (to spread viruses that can kill Pup), and there get Pup used to investigating ON-LEAD anything safe that takes its fancy. It's not 100% safe - but it is essential that Pup happily experiences every movement, scent, sight, sound & texture in your district BEFORE it reaches 3 months old & enters a "need routine & security" period for at least a month.
So far as leash-work is concerned, STOP trying to control her.
At present you need "Come", "Sit", "NO!!!", although once you & Pup become a team there are many other useful commands.
❗️BUT❗️: If she heads for something dangerous, or a scared human, use the leash to haul her in while you call her -and when she reaches you give her a big fuss & praise for coming - even if her "coming" was very reluctant. First time out my GSDs invariably try to pull back to home past the first 5 houses, but THEN they realise that there are EXCITING new objects & scents so start exploring.
• "I can’t find anything to help me with this, pulling isn’t an issue.. I can only find videos for pullers..
Updated 13 hours ago: Im trying to find an obedience school but unfortunately I live in a small town with only 2 available and they aren’t accepting clients due to the pandemic and the other one is full "
BOOK IN to a dog training class so that, CoViD-19 permitting, there will be a gap for you to start getting COACHED when Pup is 18-to-22 weeks old.
But tight now buikld Pups CONFIDENCE in you, if you keep her.
Kreaky Kiwi - first pup in 1950, GSD trainer & breeder as of Easter 1968
- LorraineLv 71 month ago
I think you've been told by everyone else that you shouldn't even be considering walking an 8 week old outside your property until she is clear of vaccinations. She shouldn't have been with you for a week already anyway as they shouldn't leave dam & litter until 8 weeks old.
Everything you want her to know, like how to walk on a lead you have to teach her.
However, my main worry here is the
" she’s scared of every noise or person around us "
She is in one of her strong 'fear periods' and if you scare her too much at this time you will never change her and will ruin her temperament forever.
Look up 'fear periods in puppies'
Wait another few weeks until she's had all her vaccinations before taking outside and in the meantime look up Kikopup videos on youtube as she does lots about teaching dogs to walk onlead etc.
- *****Lv 71 month ago
You should not be walking an eight week old puppy off of your property. They are not fully vaccinated and are vulnerable to contracting parvo or distemper, among other illnesses, if walked where unknown, potentially sick, other dogs have been.
- Anonymous1 month ago
maybe it's time or obedience school .................