01-10-2012, 02:36 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Denver, CO
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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!
Last edited by Abluedog; 01-10-2012 at 02:42 PM.