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  1. Dog Stops While Walking

    Dog Training Forum
    I adopted a 1.5 year old golden retriever 6 days ago. I think she has mostly been adapting great to her new environment and will happily run around in the house and outside in a fenced yard (mostly concrete, some grass and mulch) and play fetch for as long as you're willing to throw a ball (has...
  2. What am I doing wrong?? (related to walks and manage frustrations)

    Attention All New Members
    It's a long post, I very much appreciate anyone reading it and giving advice or criticism! Every time I take pup on walk training outside, half of me die physically, emotionally and spiritually. Background, I live in an apt, puppy is 5 months old and pee-pad trained at home; he is also a big...
  3. Stubborn Hound Won't Walk

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I have a 8-year-old, beagle/basset rescue, Penny. I've had her for 6 months. I love her to bits, but she's an absolute nightmare to walk. As expected of a hound dog, she loves to sniff sniff sniff. I understand that it's her natural instinct, and judging by her wagging tail, it is her...
  4. Leash/Walk training

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    I'm a new dog dad and I have a unique problem that I've never encountered before. My Bernese Mountain Dog is now 10 weeks old and he doesn't like to go on walks. I have a rope leash for him and he likes to bite a piece of it; I have no issue with that. He will go outside, and walk across the...
  5. Is it ok to walk 9weeks old puppy around??

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    So my puppy is now 9weeks old and I've been walking her around since she first came home at 8weeks already. The breeder recommended a short walk around the building I live in. She'll take her first vaccination on her 12th week and then 16th. I just read that puppy shouldn't be walked out where...
  6. How do you wean a dog off of a head halter?

    Dog Training Forum
    My reactive and hyper dog, Enzo, is doing really well with a head halter. He's in a training class, and does ok with just a collar and a leash, so long as I'm praising him constantly and feeding him treats. But he's very reactive with other dogs and will pull no matter what outside, unless I...
  7. Teaching Puppy to not by Rough

    Dog Training Forum
    Finnley is a rather well behaved seven month old husky/shepherd/possibly lab mix. He knows the basic commands, a few tricks, and is doing well on his loose leash training. When people pass by on our walks, with or without dogs (dogs that are older and desensitized to running up to people with...
  8. Soccer play date

    Dog Pictures Forum
  9. HELP New Dog Very Shy

    General Dog Forum
    we got a 11 month old sheep dog 2 days ago she seems very shy she sticks to one spot in the kitchen on her blanket and whenever we try call her to another part of the house she just sits at the door way staring back at us refusing to move and whenever we try put a lead on her and try get her to...
  10. Help! My puppy only walks when she wants!

    Dog Training Forum
    I need some serious help here. My 6 month old min pin/chihuahua/doxie mix only walks on her terms. Every few hours I take her downstairs to pee/poop (I live in a two story apartment) and in the morning and/or evening I try to walk her. Sometimes she is FABULOUS. she walks loose leash, happily...
  11. Dog Parks - Obtaining info on local parks

    General Dog Forum
    Was out for an afternoon walk with Lola (my Wheaten Terrier) this past Monday here in Toronto. It was a gorgeous day, sunny and warm, so we strayed a little further than usual on our walk to explore a different area of the neighbourhood. Before we knew it, it was too hot out! I forgot to...
  12. Walking your puppy: length and peeing question... do you agree?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello! I have a little pom/unkown rescue dog, almost 3 months. He has insane energy and will go all day with no naps (although will go in his crate "and play" by himself if I have to put him in there). The one thing that tires him out (to the point where he actually naps) is walks. I am worried...
  13. leash training puppy

    Dog Training Forum
    Hey everybody! :wave: We are trying to work on training our 13 week old shiba inu. He is getting sit, stay, come down pretty well (for being a puppy anyways, he has trouble doing those when there are distractions around, and when he doesn't want to). But we also want to teach him to heel now, so...
  14. My 1-year-old Lab gets nervous/scared of people on walks.

    Dog Training Forum
    My one-year-old lab Copper is scared of many things. I don't know why, we've had him since he was 9 weeks old and he's been pretty well socialized with people, kids, etc. but whenever we're on a walk and someone is walking behind us or walking the opposite direction as us on a walk, he starts...
  15. Dog runs off

    General Dog Forum
    Hi! I'm new in this forum.I really need help with some stuff. About my dog: She's a 8 month old Boxer. She's generally good behaved,but there are a few things I need help/advice with. I walk her two to three times a day. Two months ago she started to be EXTREMLEY distracted on walks. She won't...
  16. Young dog - walking

    Dog Training Forum
    We started walking our dog on leash when she was still very young (she is now almost 2 years old), and regularly take her for walks (as well as plenty of other exercise). She is very submissive in general, going behind us through doors, not getting into things that aren't given to her, waiting...
  17. My dogs hind legs have gone weird

    Dog Health Questions
    My dog (mongrel - collie cross, 5yrs old) usually is able to stand on her hind legs and put front paws on my belly. Since this morning she hasn't been able to. When she walks upstairs, instead of going as fast as she usually does, she's taking them slowly. To get up to worktop height, she's...
  18. Puppy won't leave the yard

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I just got a 13 week old Lab puppy. I've had her for about a week and the breeder provided very limited socialization. She was a little shy and afraid at first, but she's getting better. But the most frustrating thing is that she is completely unwilling to leave the yard to go for a walk...
  19. How do you wash your dog's paws?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    What do you think is the fastest, most efficient way to wash the dog's paws after a walk?
  20. Please suggest fun activities for the dog on the leash

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I just adopted an adult stray dog. Yes, I know, that's a pretty bad statement to put in in "First Time Dog Owner" forum, but well... The dog has very few problems at the moment. He doesn't know most basic commands, like sit or come. He pulls a leash, but only a bit. But on the other side, it...