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Old 03-30-2018, 07:12 PM
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Puppy wants to be carried doesnt like to walk?

Hi there im in quite a pickle with this puppy training wise 🙂 ive had her for almost two weeks now and have been working with her on training and shes doing great!

Shes pretty perfect she sticks with me at all times and is glued to my leg always however she doesnt have much seperation anxiety (save a little howling when i first leave).
However she hates walking!
She throws a big fit when i take her outside on a walk. She'll start whining and hopping up on me and walking in front of me.
My friend who i got her from told me she does that because she wants to be carried around?
The whining gets pretty bad and is very loud so people always look at her haha
Id really love to hear some advice as to what i can do to help her with this since i want her to be able to get her energy out more often and exercise! 🙂

She is a 12 week old german shepherd

Thank you!
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:52 AM
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It's possible that she is finding the outside world a little too overwhelming at the minute. Do you live in a busy area?

One thing you can try is to go out the front and then just stay there. If there is something you can sit on all the better. Then you just relax and talk to her in a calm voice. Let her look around and have a good sniff at the air and see what is going on. As soon as she starts to whine take her back inside. Then when she calms, take her back outside and start again. If she wants to go towards something let her do it. Take it at her pace and she will learn that she can trust you to protect her and keep the scary stuff away. Then she will be a lot more confident on the street (or wherever you take her).

Another way is to make her go with you by pulling but that will likely result in a nervous dog that only goes out cos you tell her to. And a nervous dog will have problems with a lot of things in the future.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:55 AM
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Your pup is likely scared. In your home she knows what everything is. Out on the street she is bombarded by new sights, smells, and sounds. As someone else said, one way to help get her past this is to take her out and just chill for a bit. I also tend to use treats since most dogs associate them with good things.

Another things I do is not teach a traditional heel. The leash has to be loose but the dog isn't necessarily at my side. This makes it easy to take up the slack in the leash and put myself between my dog and whatever is causing stress. Hard to do when it's the whole outside but keep with bringing her out and doing things slowly and you'll get there.

Right now I have a GSD mix who has been having the same problem. With patience I've gotten him so the only thing bothering him is the neighbors Chihuahuas who charge the fence and bark if anyone walks past their yard. I haven't taken him out on a busy street yet because he doesn't have a lot of experience with cars passing but we're getting there.
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