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Q: how can i make my 8 week old puppy to walk on the leash?

December 14, 2008 | By rosa c. | 5 answers | Expired: 1934 days ago

how can i make my 8 week old puppy to walk on the leash?

is it too early or do i need to do something extra?
i need help here beacuse she wont walk and she starts screaming if i try to pull her a little bit or chews the leash...

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Cindy
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Dec 14, 2008

You have time, and it's not too early. But don't rush things. All dogs learn at their own rate. Being on a leash isn't natural - it's something dogs have to get used to. That said, attach a leash and just let your puppy drag it around the house - SUPERVISED, so she dosn't get hurt. Don't pull her. This is a great time to start working on "come" and walking though since puppies follow so well naturally. Use a happy, high pitched vocie and skip around the house (literally or not, but move in a happy way), calling your dog and talking to her and praising her as you move and she follows. This is teaching her to walk with you without the leash! Call her to you, slap your hands on your thighs and make kissy noises and when she comes to you, as she's coming and when she gets to you, praise her! You're setting the stage for coming when called. Hope that helps - good luck - this is a great time to start training! Be patient, and enjoy your puppy!

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T
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T

Dec 14, 2008

Does your puppy have a special toy or treat that he/she particularly likes? If so, take the toy or treat, and toss it a little ways away from you and the puppy. Have a light weight leash on the pup and ask gently for the puppy to come with you. If at first the pup does not lead, just walk out to the toy or treat yourself, then ask the puppy to come get the toy or treat. It will take a few times, but he/she will get the idea. Hope that I have helped a little!

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Dusti
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Dec 14, 2008

It will take time. Keep putting the leash on her and make it a happy time. 8 weeks is young so it will take awhile. Don't try for long periods, maybe a few minutes and up it each day. Just don't pull or make it an unpleasant experience and patience is the key. Good Luck.

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