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Old 06-27-2018, 03:47 PM
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Puppy was doing well on leash, now refuses to walk

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After a week of constant running ahead and pulling on the leash, our 3 month old BC Mix was doing very well! I had been doing the "be a tree" method - whenever she pulled I froze. She would pull a bit, then sit down. I would give a treat, then we would be going. We were up to almost a 1/2 mile walk without pulling.

Today about a few steps into our walk, she ran in front of me, I tripped on the leash, and I stepped on her paw. She's not limping, and doesn't flinch when I touch it, but now she refused to walk. I tried to go in another direction, to cross the street, to coax her with her favorite treat - she'll walk a few steps then stop dead in her tracks. I prefer the happy pulling!

Should I just wait a day and try again tomorrow?
Hoping I haven't made her hate walks!
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Try again tomorrow, odds are she thought she was being punished for walking on a leash.

If that doesn't work, try a different walking method. If on the collar, get a harness, if using a harness, get a head halter and, get a new leash. Change it up, should fix her or, at least convince her it was the old leash and walking method that were wrong, not walking itself.
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