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My 13 week old Rottweiler refuses to walk! We have been trying every few days for the last 3 weeks. She is doing fine as far as obedience training. I follow basic guidelines for establishing/maintaining dominance. She plays with the leash in the house and has no problems with it on. She resists as soon as its time to walk and the entire duration of the walk. She is currently on a traditional collar and chokes herself resiting with that.

I cannot even begin to teach basic walking commands without her walking. She resits the entire time so its not like I can even I can commend her when she does a good job.

Any ideas?
 

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When you say won't walk do you mean not at all....you can't even get to the front sidewalk or she stops walking after a couple of blocks from the house?
 

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When you say won't walk do you mean not at all....you can't even get to the front sidewalk or she stops walking after a couple of blocks from the house?
It is immediate and constant. She lags behind, rear end high in the air, front legs stiff. Like she was playing tug of war (no we dont play that) She is certainly not happy with any part of it.

Nice? As in like a lullaby? Or like a goofy clown?


By luring? By throwing them? By shaking a bag of treats?

Where have you practiced these things?
none of the above? My best "happy" "encouraging" voice

she is not interested in treats during walks. I tried giving her a treat after every dozen steps or so, and shaking them in my coat pocket. She takes a bite and drops it on the sidewalk.
 

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Practice in the house....treat WHILE MOVING...not standing still. Then move the 'walk' to the back deck, then the back yard, then down the driveway and back to the house again. Work you way up to the end of the block and back, then around the block.
Use really, really good treats, SPAM, liver, cheese. Praise for walking nicely with you...BTW, you've got way too much slack in the leash if she's trailing behind you and that's teaching her to take a 'back seat', submissive posture...not what you want.
Build her confidence....that's the lesson you want to teach....the walk is secondary.
 

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What tooney said! and read the sticky on loose leash walking. Try the luring thing with her facing you and you moving backwards away from her. Did that make senese? Just read the sticky lol :D
 
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