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|03-08-2010, 05:19 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: calhoun, ga. usa
leash train or not
I live in the country with several acres for my yorkie to run and play. I walk and play with him the whole time he is outside. I will not ever be traveling with him, so is there any reason why I need to leash train my puppy?
|03-08-2010, 05:29 PM||#2|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Crofton, MD, USA
I would say "yes" because you should never say never. It's much easier to train a puppy than an older dog. Is it totally impossible you would move? Also, you might want to walk with your yorkie on a leash around your farmland. I don't see anything bad about training her on a leash
|03-08-2010, 06:15 PM||#3|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
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I agree. Life can take some unexpected turns for everyone. By all means train on leash. Besides, it's so cute when the are trained, you put on the leash, they proudly pick it up off the floor & lead themselves to the door prancing all the way! lol! Leading herself to the door was her own idea.
June ~ Roxy LUV LUV
|03-08-2010, 06:33 PM||#4|
Action Jackson ♥
Join Date: Dec 2008
I live on 3 acres of land backing up to 90 acres of farmland. We still use the leash all the time.
For one thing, dogs are pack animals. I think it's very important to get that one-on-one time with your dog walking in a "pack" if you will. Running around 3 acres (or any backyard) is still not as much exercise (mentally, moreso) as taking a 45 minute walk on-leash. Dogs love it once they learn! I actually drive to a neighborhood up the road to walk Jackson on the sidewalks since we don't have any.
My mom's dog that lived with us was always a "free dog" NEVER on leash and she was still overweight and had other issues. She also got hit by a car in a total freak accident because she was never leashed.
I also want to add that you will have to take your dog to the vet at least yearly, and they will be required to be on leash.
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