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Old 06-14-2013, 04:29 PM
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walkies??? or not!

We have a pup a cockapoo who is thirteen weeks- because of the type of mix he is he gets these hyper stages (as if pups aren't hyper enough)! He will literally run in circles, eat and nip everything and all sorts. Id love to be able to take him out walking but the thing is he wont walk. He keeps stopping and sitting down- I have tried treats. He will sometimes come whenmy boyfriend is with me but when we try to take him alone he refuses to move! I dont plan on bringing him on huge walks cause at the end of the day he is a pup but id like to be able to burn off some of his energy! Any ideas?
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We have a pup a cockapoo who is thirteen weeks- because of the type of mix he is he gets these hyper stages (as if pups aren't hyper enough)! He will literally run in circles, eat and nip everything and all sorts. Id love to be able to take him out walking but the thing is he wont walk. He keeps stopping and sitting down- I have tried treats. He will sometimes come whenmy boyfriend is with me but when we try to take him alone he refuses to move! I dont plan on bringing him on huge walks cause at the end of the day he is a pup but id like to be able to burn off some of his energy! Any ideas?
Try hot dogs, I have yet to meet a puppy that doesn't like them; just make sure there isn't any garlic or onion in it. Throw them ahead of you.

Keep the walks short and work on training him to walk nicely on leash, because believe me, in a few more weeks he'll go from not wanting to go to pulling till his heart content; I would also try a harness so you don't inadvertently cause damage to his little neck . Also make sure to keep to places that doesn't have a lot of strange dog traffic to be sure to avoid Parvo.
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Never even thought of that. Will definitely try it. Really want to get him out there!!!
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My husband and I just tried the 'hotdog' trick to help our 11 week old go on very short walks. It worked very well!
One thing we learned from the experience: as the training goes along, start giving the treats only while your puppy is walking well. Before we had been using the hotdogs to entice her after she had stopped, but then she started associating stopping with getting the treat.
Just after two 'hotdog' sessions, dany is already starting to enjoy going on walks without any treats.
Good luck!!
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I've seen the 5 min/month rule mentioned a few times. To clarify, for my 3 month old.. is that 15 minutes per day or 15 minutes per walk?

She has just started to enjoy walking on the leash so it hasn't been an issue yet, but I don't want to overdo it!
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For a bigger breed dog, it's forced exercise (walks) for 5 mins per month x2 a day. If your dog is a smaller breed like a mini poodle or cocker spaniel, then I would split the 15 minutes into two 7.5 mins or one 15 min walk in either the morning and at night. Don't forget the mental exercise (like play, training, etc.), it's just as important as forced exercises like walks.
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Thanks guys we have now encountered a new problem. The dog will only walk when both myself and my boyfriend are walking him together...Obviously thats not always going to be possible so Im now afraid that he will get to the stage that he doesn't enjoy walking...I know working hard at it will pay off but sometimes its frustrating and upsetting
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