I have an 11 week old American Eskimo, Cassidy, and she hates the leash. Whenever I put it on her she always chews on it and doesn't pay any attention to me. I realize she will probably stop chewing on it when she gets older and I guess its not that big of a deal, I was just wondering if you guys have had the same experience and found something that works. Thanks in advance!!
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I let my dog wear it around the house for a while. He got bored with it and then never seemed to care when I had to put it on him..(obviously I didn't put it on him when I wasn't watching him)..good luck. Your dog is cute..
mmm..i have sort of the same thing; i have a 7mth male rottie
i live in an apt 2nd floor, when we go for a walk/potty he waits for his leash and collar at the door-hes fine-but from the door going down the hall down the stairs to the front main apt door he constantly wants the leash in his mouth...litterally he looks like a bunny constantly jumping for his leash! it seems like he is so excited he wants to hurry me for the walk?!? as soon as we get outside and walking hes perfect
the bitter apple sounds like a great idea; but im in argentina and i cant find it; is there something else i could use? any advice to correct this?
What you need to do is associate the leash with something wonderful, like a walk. Put the leash on, go out to the street. Don't say anything till she starts to walk, when she takes one step, tell her what a good girl she is, then stay quiet till she takes another step. Don't assume she knows what your intentions are, she may not know she likes going for walks. If you find the leash in the dogs mouth, wait for the dog to drop the leash and verbally praise for letting go, but say nothing when the dog is chewing their leash.
Puppy Kindergarten is a great idea too.
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Try a harness. We had one for Stanley and he is the best on the leash, he doesn't tug or bite at the leash or anything. Then when he was good with the harness we went back to the collar and he was just as good.
LOL on growing out of the leash biting...However...My puppies never get tired of trying to chew on it. But harnesses are so cool! You can walk them and have more control because the puppy thinks IT has more control ( i suspect ) because there is no pulling on their little necks! And I have found that to "just keep on keepin on" is the best teaching method. IE: don't stop walking just because they are misbehaving cuz then the puppy has gained the control. I just keep on encouraging them with my voice and keep on walking. They walk so well that now the only problem is me tripping on them. Guess nobody is perfect...
I use a harness on Buster (13 weeks) and he is doing great with it. We brought him home a little early (7 weeks) and every single time I have taken him out, he's on a leash. I wanted him to get used to it, even though we have a fenced in yard. He went through biting on the leash, but I would just say "No", stop moving and hold the leash high up - or wrap it around my hand so there is no slack. When he got sick of having to turn around to keep it in his teeth because he couldn't play with it, I'd pet him a little, tell him he's a good boy and continue walking. He never did it a real lot, and *knock on wood*, he hasn't done it in about a week!