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Old 01-31-2009, 09:33 PM
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Puppy on leash help

Hello everyone!
I am so glad I found this forum. Here is the problem. I have a almost 5 month old Border Collie/ St. Bernard Puppy that is terrified of the leash. I tried to put her on a leash today and started to walk with her and she went absolutely crazy. She was thrashing herself all over the place. She hit her head on the table, ran into the wall and cried like I was cutting her legs off.
I need some adcive on how to teach her to walk on the leash. She has not had a collar on at all so I figured I would let her get used to the collar first then go from there. I want her to be a happy and balanced puppy and want to take her for walks but I don't know how to make this happen. Help! And by the way I have 3 other dogs and they love the leash but not her
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:41 AM
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Hi! Welcome to the forum!

Definitely keep a collar on her at all times. This way she will get used to it.
This is the type of collars I use on my dogs: https://www.premier.com/store/Produc...x?cid=1&pid=11

This is a great house collar and walking collar as the dogs can't back out of it and will be loose when they are hanging out or walking well.

Put her on a leash and hang on! Don't let her bump into things as she will get hurt and will associate that with the collar and leash. Take her out to the middle of the backyard, put her on the leash, give it just a little pull and call her to you. This will start up the fight she gave you before. Just hang on and let her get over it. DON'T give into her or you'll never get her leash broke. Stand your ground, don't say anything to her. When she gets tired she'll stop. Once she stops, call her to you and if she comes to you, give her praise and start to walk around the yard. Everytime she fights you, stand your ground and let her get over it. And repeat. After she is walking around with you, give her lots of praise. Keep walking her around.

When she is over this, then take her and one of your other dogs for a walk. She will follow them. Then you can keep talking to her in a calm voice and tell her she is a good girl. Do this every day. Twice a day if you can.

Just be patient. Once she is walking on a leash, take her to Obedience classes. Make things fun for her.

Good luck! Let us know how it turns out!
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You could also try just putting the leash on her while she's in the house and let her drag it around, then start picking it up and walking with her around the house.
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I rescued a pit mix from my sister in law (she was going to put her down because they were moving and couldn't take her with, I can't stand that) Anyway. She was terrified of me, a leash, or anyone. So I enrolled into an obedience class right away. And she didn't like the leash, but was told to keep walking. I was really surprised at the progress she made. I now can take that dog everywhere without a leash or on a leash and have no problems. And the best part is she loves people!

Try putting the leash on and just keep walking, they catch on real fast. You can't get down at there level and try and coakes them you have to stay confident and have a possitive attitude and keep on working. You might be feeding some hesitation to her that might make her a little skitish.
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