Emmie is 7 months and been with us about a month and a half now. She was in a breeder situation and undersocialized. She's come very very far, but has a ways to go.
Our main issue I'd like to focus on right now is her fear of leashes.
I keep Emmie in a kenneled off area in our main living space when she's can't have free time. I leash her in the kennel, take her out to a penned in area to potty. (She is 11 days out from spay, so we haven't been walking, will resume tomorrow) When it's time to come in, she plays "catch me if you can". It takes about 15 minutes just to get her leashed.
Leashing her while she's loose in the house is out of the question. I have to kennel her, then leash her.
I thought she'd get over this by just doing it over and over, but if anything, she's getting worse.
She knows "come" and does it well unless I'm holding a leash. Holding a leash, she won't even come for the yummiest of treats.
If I just leave the leash on her, she doesn't move. Ever. She just stands there and acts like a piece of furniture.
How would you approach this as she's not taking treats if the leash is in sight? WOuld you keep it on her and hope she eventually gets used to it and behaves normally, or is keeping it on her causing more problems?
edited to add: currently using a limited slip lead/collar combo so that it's as easy as possible to get it on/off