Leash walking, is this an age thing?
Fezzik is about 10ish weeks old. I've been taking him out to parks the past couple days, trying to work on leash walking. I have 2 seperate things to work on, one is getting him used to the leash, if I tug on the leash to guide him a certain way or get him moving, he will sometimes jerk around, not being quite sure how to react to the leash I suppose.
The other thing is I want to teach him to not pull before he becomes big enough that it is a problem. I plan on using the zig zag method (you pull this way, I walk that way, etc.) The only problem is he rarely leaves my side, he walks pretty much right under me. The only time he gets excited and pulls is when he sees a person (he loooves everyone) and during this critical socialization period, I don't want to 'zig zag' away from people which may give him the wrong idea about meeting strangers.
I am probably over thinking this, is the walking under my feet just because he is still quite young? He doesn't seem scared to be out doors or timid, he just likes walking right underneath me...So how does one teach a dog not to pull if he doesn't pull? lol
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