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January 20, 2009 | By Pmholmes | 4 comments

Approximately 2 months ago I adopted Tucker, a border collie/Golden Retriever mix. He is about 7 months old. I am looking for any suggestions to some problems I having when I walk him. He loves to pick up stuff--sticks and pine cones especially. He understands the leave it command in the house--but he doesn't think it applies to sticks. If he sees something off the path he wants to explore he will all the sudden sprint toward that object. I am keeping his leash fairly short and keeping treats in my pocket helps--but he gets obsessed witht he treats and all he does is jump on me.

His other problem is barking at people or he will go the complete opposite and sit or lay down to stare at them. For example--tonight we ran into someone checking their mail, he talked to Tucker and Tucker barked at him. 20 minutes later we saw another lady getting her mail--and he sat down in the middle of the sidewalk to watch her--I literally had to drag him down the sidewalk to get him moving again.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions for my stubborn but knows he's cute dog.
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Pmholmes
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Pmholmes
5 years ago

He's getting better. When he pull we stop until he calms down and it seems to be working. The barking is getting better except when he's super excited! The same for the jumping. He's about to start obedience training in March--I think it will help.

Lmissnicolel
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Lmissnicolel
5 years ago

I have a border collie & blue lacy mix. She is grown now but teaching her to walk on a leash as a puppy was a nightmare. I found what worked best for us was to stop walking when she tried to go after something she shouldn't be going after. She is curious about everything and everyone so standing still in one place did not make her happy. She quickly learned if she wanted to keep moving then she needed to look but not touch. As for the barking and jumping I think you should try teaching code words with a clicker like you would for teaching tricks. When my puppy would jump I would gently push her paws back onto the floor use my code word and click a pen by her ear. It worked like a charm.

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