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Glosterboy

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Puppy Lead/Leash Training
« on: March 11, 2017, 15:37 »
Hello, I've just acquired a 14 week old Border Collie bitch puppy. In the middle of vaccinations. So, not at the stage to mix with other dogs. Before taking her out into the big wide world I'm trying my hardest to get her to accept using a lead/leash. I can put the lead/leash onto her collar. But, she just will not move. Ears back, tail between her legs. I'm tried enticing her with treats, calling her, whistling. I've tried these ways and means both indoors and outdoors. I just can not get her to move. Can anybody offer advice please. It would be much appreciated. Thanks.   


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Re: Puppy Lead/Leash Training
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 15:52 »
Tie her favourite toy on the end then ignore her while you do her food ! ;)

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Re: Puppy Lead/Leash Training
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 16:50 »
Try putting a short piece of string or something to her collar & as 8doubles says leave her alone for a while, play with a toy she likes or get her food ready. Then progress to holding the string & when she's used to that replay with leash

Glosterboy

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Re: Puppy Lead/Leash Training
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 12:08 »
Thanks to you both for your useful advice. It's much appreciated.

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Re: Puppy Lead/Leash Training
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 18:28 »
As you say its a puppy, give her a chance still getting jabs , shes in a strange place away from the litter,
Collie's are one of the most intelligent dogs out there  working dogs at that, she needs all the friends she can get in your home   BUT only one master,, good luck with her as they are a good breed of dog to have around the home,,
Colin

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Re: Puppy Lead/Leash Training
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 14:08 »
Well, it worked. OK, because of current circumstances, using a lead/leash only within the garden and back pathway. Thanks to all. Another 13 days before the wide world!!

Now, toilet training????? I know there is loads of information available on the subject online. And of course all dogs are different!! But, any ideas of what I can try-out please? She is using training mats. More hits than misses. But, the training guides say move the mats gradually after a while towards the door. I've done this a few times - after which she does her business where the mat was!!!!! Or am I just being impatient? Thanks.     

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Re: Puppy Lead/Leash Training
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 15:05 »
Take her out last thing at night, at  first thing in the morning until she goes make a fuss when inside give her a
little treat

 


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