Heather Rae Posted December 5, 2011 Report Share Posted December 5, 2011 So I was watching a friend the other day with his new puppy. He was trying to keep the pup tethered to him while he couldn't keep 100% eyes on the pup. The pup did not seem to like this at all. He backed all the way to the end of his leash and began to fight it trying to get away. My friend thought eventually the pup would grow use to the leash but for the fifteen minutes they where tethered the pup fought against the leash, occasionally chocking himself with it. Later my friend tired to walk the pup just down his hallway and the pup refused to move an inch, no treat would sway him. The pup didn't seem to be afraid of it, but was sort of like a three year old who made up their mind. It was like you could see on the pups face, "I am not doing anything until you get this thing off of me." As soon as the leash was off the pup was as peppy and sweet as ever. My friend wants to give up on the leash all together because his pup walks perfectly at heel without leash. I, however, don't believe this is a terribly good idea considering he lives in a suburban area and although cars aren't that popular on his street, it's always good to have that back up, just in case. Anyway, any suggestions on handling this issue? The pup is only 10 weeks old. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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