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Talking Success with walk and shouting from the rooftop.... :)



We did it...we took a walk out here in the addition. My son went with me..and he's more of a "stroller'..he smokes his pipe and looks at the trees and flowers ...so this worked out good for us.

I used the small bites of hot dog my vet tech friend suggested. Lured her out to the road with it...she stopped a couple of times and looked at the house but with the hot dog in front of her did not try to bolt back.

I worked on a "slow" command with her ..that if she was picking up speed and starting to pull we would say "slow" and she'd slow down and take her place back with is.
I also did a lot of walk/stop and sits/. Nice work! We got about a miles walk to and from. That was enough to start off with I think. We'll work up to the next mileage another time...once I get her ok to be out here walking and not being able to see the house.

nobody had their dogs out..I was really wishing they would have but most people are at work now and so dogs were in the houses. We'll have to do an evening stroll sometime.

I did use the comfort paws ( something like that) harness instead of the leash..I think that makes her feel more safe. I did order the martingale collar and am anxious for it to get here.

I am such a happy / content furmommy right now. I was so frustrated yesterday with all of it. I praised and praised while we were out. .and when we got home ( which I'm sure she wondered what I was still going on about since she was laying down)...but she just made me so happy and we had a great time while we were out. I want her to realize walks are a great thing.

thank you all for your tips and suggestions.
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so we've had 2 walks today and about 1/2 hour of pool time and 20 minutes of fetch...I think we've covered exercise for one day...and I'm so happy...and she's exhausted..with a smile on her face
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nice turn around. keep training and socializing.
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Great news! Glad the walk went well.
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depending on the weather again tomorrow...we'll probably head into town to one of the paths at least for 1 walk so we can have some exposure to distractions. Out here really the only distraction that bothers her are the occasional cars that go past us. I need dogs/people/kids/strollers/bikers/runners etc.
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We did it...we took a walk out here in the addition. My son went with me..and he's more of a "stroller'..he smokes his pipe and looks at the trees and flowers ...so this worked out good for us.

I used the small bites of hot dog my vet tech friend suggested. Lured her out to the road with it...she stopped a couple of times and looked at the house but with the hot dog in front of her did not try to bolt back.

I worked on a "slow" command with her ..that if she was picking up speed and starting to pull we would say "slow" and she'd slow down and take her place back with is.
I also did a lot of walk/stop and sits/. Nice work! We got about a miles walk to and from. That was enough to start off with I think. We'll work up to the next mileage another time...once I get her ok to be out here walking and not being able to see the house.

nobody had their dogs out..I was really wishing they would have but most people are at work now and so dogs were in the houses. We'll have to do an evening stroll sometime.

I did use the comfort paws ( something like that) harness instead of the leash..I think that makes her feel more safe. I did order the martingale collar and am anxious for it to get here.

I am such a happy / content furmommy right now. I was so frustrated yesterday with all of it. I praised and praised while we were out. .and when we got home ( which I'm sure she wondered what I was still going on about since she was laying down)...but she just made me so happy and we had a great time while we were out. I want her to realize walks are a great thing.

thank you all for your tips and suggestions.
Very cool! As someone with a short temper myself, I understand the feel of the frustrations.

I was also going to suggest this....Welcome to RUN-Devue.com - P.A.C. Leader -  3 in 1 Custom Dog Leash

My 5 month old likes to pull with the neck collar leash. I got one of these at a dog show and he does much better. I don't know why but it worked. He still pulls alittle but it's not that constant pull. I've never been a fan of choke collars and spiked collars. Thats why I tried this one. I use it like a body harness. We start with walk training tomorrow night in class. It will be no leash walking. Will be interesting.

I'm glad it is working for you now. Walks are so much better when it's not a constant tug-o-war.
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