Ask a Dog Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
I bought a toy poodle at xmas .from a privete house she is 6 years old.i do not know if she was abused or not she was very timed she is a lot better now she is house trained.but she will not go out for a walk when I put a lead on her she will not move I carry her to the corner of my road she will walk back but will not go pass my drive.i am 84 years old she is good company for me but I would like to take her for small walks . could you give me some advice please . maud XXX
I am sorry to hear of the problem you are having with Bonner.
I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
I don't know if she was abused, or just never trained to walk on a leash.
One good place to start would be a good obedience class.
When I did an obedience class with my dog, one trick they taught us to get a dog to walk on a leash was "luring" her by getting a wooden spoon, and carrying a can of spray cheese. You put the cheese on the spoon, and walk with her on a leash, holding the spoon in front of her.
The trick is to hold the spoon just right so she can get it, but she has to walk to get it.
I hope you can see what I am writing! I am not seeing responses from you in this live chat.
I can try another way to connect with you, if live chat is not working for us.
If you try the luring, start doing it inside, and work up to going outside.
It really is best to have someone show you how to do it, like a dog trainer.
i will give anything a try.
Then an obedience class may be the best place to start, but you could try the luring technique at home.
When you do the luring, give a command like Heel, or With Me.
So she learns that the command means the same as walking on a leash, for the treat.
i do not know if there are any classes by me
You could ask local humane shelter, veterinarian, or pet supply store about classes or trainer.
i will ask around
That really is best. Are you living in a remote area, no town or city?
no i live in Halesowen
I am in the US so I don't know where that is!
Is that a town?
sorry i did not know that it is a small town
Then I would ask your local vet or shelter, and see what they say. There may be someone that does dog training.
You are welcome!
Is there anything else I can answer?
I will be checking back to see how she is doing.