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Hello! New to the site and so far love what it offers! Anyway...I have just got a puppy not even a week ago and she is so laid back and does the right things we have taught her (sit, kennel, and chew on her on stuff) but when it comes to wlaking she hates walking, she will not really do it at all. She will walk out to use the bathroom and come back in and thats it! She looks like she is diggin in when i try and take her for a walk so I just do not do it yet...is it way too early to expect walks since we havent had her a week...also next question....when can you use a pinch colar...I hadanother dog before she died of kidney diseas she used one and it was very nice for her for training purposes...she really liked it when we were training b.c she more got treats than corrected! A trainer trained me to use it but I dont want ot use it too early...any thoughts on those things?
 

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How old is the dog? Have you enrolled in a puppy class? Young pups exit the critical period of socialization, usually, when they arrive in their new guardian's home. Meaning, the pup could find the outside world too novel for her fears. I wouldn't expect too much from a young pup in terms of walking. However, if you can practice loose leash walking in your home and backyard, even at this early age, there would be no reason to introduce a pinch collar at all. Pinch collars are not a necessary tool for keeping a well mannered dog.
 

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You don't need a pinch collar to train this puppy. Puppies are naturally scared by the tension on a leash, and will dig in. They just have to be trained to get used to it. Put the leash on and let her drag it around the house (under your supervision of course). Practice picking up the leash and holding it, and giving her treats. Call her to you to get her to follow you while you're holding the leash. Make it a very positive experience. It takes a LOT of repetition, but getting a puppy used to a leash is a totally normal part of training.

I agree with Curbside. You're best off enrolling in a puppy class. Not only will it help you to teach the basics, but it can also be good for socialization.
 
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