Ever since I brought Sasha home a year ago she has had to wait to go out doors and what not. She will do this. If I tell her to stay she will sit there until I tell her either "Ok" or "Let's go". She's very very good about this. The problem is once I release her she bolts...kind of defeating the purpose. If I have her on a leash when I'm doing this she'll run full force to the end of the leash. My question is how do I teach an "Easy" or "Slow" command?
My other problem is when I grab the leash she freaks out. She starts jumping, knocking stuff over, spinning, and nothing I can do will make her settle down. I've tried correcting her. I've tried making her sit, and she will sit, but as soon as she's released from the sit it just starts all over. She just flings her body all over the place, and over all just spazzes out. This is something that started once we moved to our apartment. When we lived with my mom this was not a problem. She was happy to see the leash then, tail wag and what not, but she didn't go nuts. Normally she gets walked or some sort of exercise at least once a day (she's going through hear worm treatment right now so she gets no exercise, which has only made all of these tendencies worse) so it's not like seeing the leash is so rare that she has to get crazy excited about it. She also goes with me pretty much everywhere and is always on a leash for that, so there again it's not like it's a rare treat.
I've tried waiting her out on this and it can't be done. She will do it no matter how long you stand there. I've also tried sending her to her crate to calm down, and only being allowed to try again once she's calmed. It doesn't matter. She'll sorta calm down in the crate, but as soon as you let her out she starts right back in with the craziness.
It's really starting to drive me nuts (especially the latter problem). She's a pretty good girl other than that, so I guess I shouldn't complain, but she's just a disaster when it comes to putting her on the leash. I get tired of having to clean up a mess before I leave because she's knocked everything over, or get mauled just trying to get out the door.