Originally Posted by SolaMio
I think so Cory, thanks! I hope my little darling will eventually get the hang of it...
Does anyone know how long this should take? Weeks? Months? I'm still taking her on "trail walks" where she can run around more and explore-- will this spoil the other training?
As an aside, Sola had her 3rd needles last night, and was weighed. She is indeed 30lbs as I suspected- She put on 10lbs in a month!
If YOU are consistant, it won't take long for your dog to figure out you are in charge of the walk and what is expected of it, but you will need to walk this way all the time...they know the minute you ease up on your expectations.
I would keep the leash walking to a training session where you focus on how she should be walking seperate from your explorations walks so you don't confuse your pup.
What I do is a leash walk for a long while, then I end the walk in an off leash field, her reward for the nice leash walk is a romp in the field with the tennis ball I had on me the whole time.