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Old 01-10-2012, 01:46 PM
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puppy doesn't want to go far from home

Hi,

I was wondering why my 3 month old puppy does not like going for walks away from home. She does not act scared of anything, such as cars or people or noises, but just prefers to stay close to the house, she comfortably roams around the property, but it's impossible to take her somewhere to the park. I tried rewarding her with a treat for following me further away, nothing works. she will get her treat, stop, turn around and pull on the leash trying to get me going back home.

We went to the park once, she enjoyed it a lot, was interested in her surroundings, investigated them, but that was like a one time occurance. She kept making stops and looking on the road behind anyway.

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Normal puppy behavior. They LOVE what they know is safe. Just keep encouraging her and take it nice and slow. Today, encourage for 1 step further, tomorrow 2, following 1. and slowly increase the distance, one day I am sure she wont even notice that you are far from the house. Try higher value treats or a toy!

Just another thought... If you feel you are in a safe location, Please please make sure of that first. You can try dropping the leash and walking away. I did this with great success, but I was on a secluded 48 acres with no roads in sight. MOST puppies will be terrified at the though of being left behind, as Zoey was, and scramble to keep up. I basically said fine Zoey, I am going this way, BYE! Walked off at a moderate pace, then slowed down. She ran to catch up after a few moments of thinking. I got maybe 10steps away called her to me. Another 10...call until I was about 40ft away from her. But please please don't try this unless you are sure your pup will remain safe!

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as long as it's a normal thing with puppies and them getting used to having walks outside, i won't be worried.

Unfortunately dropping the leash -is not an option

Thank you for reassuring)
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When Rocco was 3 months old he didn't even like leaving our patio. He would take a few steps off the patio and then run right back in. Two months later, he leaves our patio on his own, runs accross our yard and then gets into my neighbors yard to say hello.

Walking him used to be a big pain too since he would get about 10 feet away from the house and then put on the breaks. We did what Abluedog suggested. We never pushed him or dragged him. When he stopped walking I would turn around and call him over for a super tasty treat and he would then come to get it and we would go a few more steps.
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