My most recent wall I've hit with my Chloe...walking on a leash. She is almost 6 weeks old. I've only had her for a week. Her trainings are coming along great, minus the leash. I have trained multiple labradors, but never a GSD. Never had these issues with a lab. Her potty training has come along nicely, going on 3 days of no accidents.
Poor baby had worms but has fought through those and has regained her appetite and is eating like a little pig. She now finishes her food, picks up her bowl and brings it to me begging for more, then gets pissed when I won't give her extra.
Her crate training was a problem for a bit, with her crying anytime the door to her crate was closed. I've since started feeding her in the crate and leaving the door open throughout the day. She comes in and out, then when I close her in to leave, she isn't crying (as bad).
Now this leash. To be completely honest, she has been listening well enough that she doesn't need a leash right now. She stays right at my side almost every second of the day when I'm home. She follows me like a little shadow and doesn't try to run or leave my side...but I know that wonderful behavior won't last forever. Plus, when we go in public, she will be required by most places to be on a leash. So I've been working with her and trying to get her used to it young.
The first time I put a leash on her, she absolutely refused to move. Wouldn't come when I called, wouldn't walk with me...which is very strange because she's my little shadow without the leash. She will sit down, plant her feet in the ground, and do all she can to not move. I tried to give her a little tug and see if she would catch on and walk...not a chance. She will make me drag her until her little butt is carpet burnt. Feet not moving. I just can't make myself drag her around like a rag doll, crying and refusing to walk.
I was told to clip the leash to her and let her drag it to get used to it...well, she literally refuses to walk with it on. She will lay down and not move an inch until it's removed. I literally left her sitting in my living room floor for 20 minutes today. I figured I could out last her and she would finally move. Nope. She sat there and watched me walk by and listened to me call her, motionless. When I took it off, she sprints to me. She's beating me on this leash training. Advice please!
Here's some pics of my little turd head when she's not being a turd.