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Having an unpleasant time walking my puppy! Need help.
Join date : 2018-09-13
|Subject: Having an unpleasant time walking my puppy! Need help. Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:17 am|| |
Hey, what's up guys!
My puppy just turned 4 months and i'm having a few issues when we are walking.
We started going for walks about a month or so ago and since whenever he see's another person or dog he will pull hard on the leash and try to lunge at them to go and play or meet them or he will just sit and stare until they leave(Definitely not aggression). Its gotten to the point where if he spots a person or dog on our walk I will have to forcefully pull on the lead for him to follow me again followed by constant look backs. It's like it's his first time seeing another dog or person. Walking with a dog is suppose to be enjoyable....i'm usually frustrated at the end of our walk.
Should I be concerned and try to fix it, or is this normal and he'll get over people/dogs as he gets older and is use to seeing them? If not can you guys help me solve this problems? Thanks for all your help!
Join date : 2013-12-20
|Subject: Re: Having an unpleasant time walking my puppy! Need help. Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:57 am|| |
Umm... It's normal puppy behavior. And he needs to be taught how to walk politely on leash. Perhaps a puppy class at Petco, PetSmart or obedience classes.
Here's a very basic primer leash a puppy:
Join date : 2017-11-03
Location : North Carolina, USA
|Subject: Re: Having an unpleasant time walking my puppy! Need help. Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:00 pm|| |
Yep, agree with amymeme!
Also, don't let this lunging/pulling excitement go on too long untrained, because there is a chance it could turn into leash frustration (which can look like a barking rearing howling dog...er, I've been there) or even "reactivity" (which is the scary sight of a dog acting aggressively on the end of its leash).
What helped us is the obedience class, because it taught him to pay attention to me when there are other dogs/people around. Continuing with the lessons from class, I would get his attention and give him a treat BEFORE he went into the crazy Zone. We also would cross the street to avoid passing too closely. A dog at a distance is much less exciting than one 3 feet away!
Months later...we can pass calmly and he understands that we are not meeting that dog - but if he's good, I may let him go sniff the "backtrail". :-) . If I actually stop and chat with the other owner, he knows that he is usually allowed to meet the other dog, and they will exchange polite greetings. (People with unfriendly dogs will have tense body language and scurry off the sidewalk or behind a bush...so it's pretty easy to tell which dogs do or do not like other dogs!)
|Subject: Re: Having an unpleasant time walking my puppy! Need help. || |
Having an unpleasant time walking my puppy! Need help.
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