D'Elle Posted January 24, 2012 Report Share Posted January 24, 2012 I know some of you have been following my thread about Kelso, the Jefferson County Texas puppy-mill dog I have been fostering for 9 months now. Those of you who have not, and who want to read about his history with me can find the thread in the Adoptions and Rescue section. I have had no success training Kelso to walk nicely on a leash. I spent months simply stopping every time that he pulled on the leash and not starting up again until he turned around and came toward me. I have to admit that at this point this method is not working at all. I just figured that, given enough time and patience, he would stop pulling on the leash, but it has not happened. Although I do not approve of leash-pops, I have tried that (VERY very gently) to see if it would make any difference. I would not even call it a "pop", just a slight tug. No difference to Kelso. He pulls at the leash. I have tried to train him to a "heel" position and to stay with me, using clicker, but I gave up early on trying to clicker train him because he still is not ready for that kind of intense one-on-one work with me, and he is not food-motivated, at least not yet. He has come a long long way from the terrified and almost comatose dog he was last April, but he has a long way to go. He never has to do a proper Heel, as far as I am concerned. But he does need to walk nicely without pulling on the leash. To me, that is just basic. I don't know what to try next. Any ideas are welcome. (Please read a bit of his history, if you haven't done so, before replying, as he is not an ordinary dog) Thanks, all! D'Elle Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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