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|03-21-2012, 12:24 PM||#1|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Mar 2010
I need help. I'm not training yuna properly.
I've taken her for walks before and she always pulls and runs forward. When I stay still, she stops and looks back cuz she'd get tugged as I just stop, but then she pulls forward again. When I do get her to sit beside me and I begin to move forward, she stays like a statue herself and refuses to move. I've tried using treats to get her to look at me when I stop, but she doesn't always do it. She did okay in the house, but once we got out, whole different story. She was being a statue if I tried to walk forward first and lead. Or she'd try to run forward. Please help. She's 2 years old. I've had her since she was 8 weeks. I am doing this all wrong. She also barks at noise outside and always when visitors come. This is another behavioral issue right?
|04-05-2012, 02:28 PM||#2|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Delray Beach, FL
I recently had a wonderful experience with a trainer for my boys. One of my biggest issues was taking them on walks. Max developed the statue habit and wouldn't budge. The trainer said that wasn't acceptable. He taught me how to snap the leash a few times to get him to move. It's very different from tugging. Tugging only makes the dog want to pull back against you. Quick snaps tell the dog that you mean business.
When she pulls ahead of you try turning around and walking in the other direction. You can also try walking in big figure 8s. Walk and turn many times so that she doesn't think she is controlling the direction of the walk.
My boys are barkers. I can't help you so much with that
I'm Karen - Devoted Mama to the Drama Boyz - Cooper & Max
|04-05-2012, 10:40 PM||#3|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jan 2012
Sometimes Charlie walks fine when we first get going, but then gets to tugging. If we get going awhile away from home he will suddenly just stop in front of me and not budge. We will go a few steps and he stops and just sits by me or crosses from the right to the left then just sits. I try using the phrase "let's go". I'll try the quick snap and figure 8's too. When we turn around to go the direction of home he suddenly wants to go and tugs again.
|04-15-2012, 03:45 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Trumbull, CT, USA
Ahhhhhhhh! I need help with this too. Sheldon is horrible on walks, he goes all over the place like a maniac. I feel like that mom in the supermarket with the wild toddler everyone is looking at and saying to themselves "can you control your child" What do I do???
Any tips on books?
|04-15-2012, 06:40 AM||#5|
Join Date: Apr 2012
At first my BB do this to!
Make sure it's to loose or tight. Usually I set the leash as the same height as my hip.
When she walk in front of you, stop, stand firm, and snap the leash (not tugging it), say "NO".
If she has learned to sit, tell her to sit.
Then you can walk, but keep her walking beside you. If, she did it, praise her. If not, repeat the first instruction, changing direction suddenly can help too.
It'll take time and a lot of patience, hope this will help
If you still face difficulty, I suggest you to look for profesional help.
"When a dog wags her tail and barks at the same time, how do you know which end to believe?"