Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Modesto, California
Puppy walks better off leash than on leash?
I walk my 13 week old puppy, khaleesi, every night on leash. Like most puppies, she gets excited and pulls on the leash. Sometimes she does walk next to me, but is easily distracted and switches sides alot, hangs back, pulls forward, etc.
The other night I was in a deserted cul-de-sac (not my usual walking area though), and I decided to let her walk with me off-leash. She was a perfect angel, walked next to me or behind me, stopped when I stopped, didnt even attempt to run off anywhere. I tried it again in a different area (non-busy street) and she was really good again.
Has anyone else experienced this? I dont want to habitually let her off leash for safety reasons, but I thought it was strange how well behaved she was off leash.