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Hello All. Long time reader, first time poster.

So, we just brought home a 13 week Alaskan Klee Kai (basically think miniature husky...yes they actually exist)

We got him from a champion sired breeder out of Oregon http://huggablehuskies.com/ . The breeder has been very helpful and while we didn't want to fly the puppy from Oregon to New Hampshire, we had to and seems to have caused no problems.

We have both lived with dogs before and are not total noobs....but we still need help like everyone else ;P

Our little AKK (Yoshi) has basically learned sit in 4 days we have had him. He is getting pretty good with our cat and only is allowed around the cat when supervised. We never let him out of the crate unsupervised for his safety and for helping us train him.

We crate train him. I am currently home all day due to having hours cut back at my job and have the time to properly care for Yoshi. I am however crate training him as though I were out of the house from 9-5 (minus our training sessions and potty break around noon to simulate someone taking him out mid-day)

He has not yet pooped or peed in crate. He did almost poop twice in the house, but we caught him and carried him outside and he finished outside.

He spends most of the day in the crate unless we are training him, potty breaks outside or to play with him to get him used to our cat and our house etc.

The only issue we have is the leash walking. He will wear a collar no problem. He will let us put a leash on him no problem. He even will walk around the house with us holding the leash with basically no problem. We are both trying our best to utilize the Cesar Millan pack leader walk (keep Yoshi at our sides). We are finding that Yoshi simply doesn't move with us when we try to walk him. We want to get him used to a long walk in the morning and one in the evening but so far we have only been able to take him for house walks indoors or out in our yard for poo/pee breaks. Anytime we try to leash walk him around the street, he doesn't want to move. We know pulling him along is not good, but so far it's the only way to get him to walk with us.

Yoshi needs exercise as do all dogs. The Alaskan Klee Kai especially has higher energy levels and we want to get him the exercise he needs and deserves.

I understand he is only 5 days in our new home and only 13 weeks old and it all takes patience, patience, practice, practice, patience, relax etc etc.

Just wanted to get some ideas on leash walking or any other ideas you "pack leaders" may have.

Many thanks for all the great posts and the help. Great little community here.
 

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Your puppy is very young and will learn with time and patience. You might want to try a harness instead of a collar, too. And be sure the leash is light and not dragging him down. Don't pull or drag him. Always keep the leash loose.

The important thing is to make yourself so interesting and fun that Yoshi will WANT to be right with you. Start indoors with little or no distractions. Use a high, happy voice, treats, a favorite squeaky toy to get and hold Yoshi's attention. Take a few steps and then praise like crazy if he follows you. It's really just a matter of habit. He'll learn.
 

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I don't do the CM thing of having the dog always behind me. My GSD's natural gait is faster than mine, so she tends to go go ahead, drop back and kinda does that the whole walk. I can walk at her speed, and when I do she stays right with me but I can only walk that pace for about 1/4 mile.

My only rule is no pulling, and she doesn't. Other than that I don't care what she does.

You say it won't budge when on a leash? Have you tried to lure it with anything, make a trail of treats or something? Something to get him moving forwards on his own?

Or maybe just stand there for 30 minutes or until it gets ready to walk, it should eventually want to move somewhere.

It's probably just a matter of patience, once he starts walking and it's a positive thing it'll probably be over pretty quickly.
 

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At 13 weeks he's afraid to get too far from home....the confidence isn't there yet. Building that confidence is far more important than how much distance you can get. Expand his world slowly. Go up and down the driveway, then to the house on the left and the house on the right, then to the corner and back, then around the corner, then around the block...you get the idea. Praise for showing confidence and following your lead.
As others mentioned, luring with a treat is fine.
 
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