My golden is 5 months old. She is horrible on a leash. I want her to become used to it and we’ve had her on it every day for 3 months. I want her to learn to heel. She will barely go 2 feet. She will walk to go potty and then wants to turn around and come home. And pulls me and leads me to the door. Any feedback would be great.

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  1. J-D

    Put a treat by your side and say “heel” in a firm voice. Soon she will learn what to do and will expect an award.

  2. car park gatwick

    The best thing you can do is enroll in obedience class at your local dog training club. They will help you get her walking at heel in no time. Look for a place that uses positive reenforcement and not harsh methods. There are also some great books that you can buy or check out from the library that will give you good hints.
    “How To Raise a Puppy You Can Live With” (don’t remember the author)
    “How To Be Your Dog’s Best Friend and “The Art of Raising a Puppy” (Monks of New Skete, great books)
    Dog Training for Dummies is actually a good guide written by a knowledgeable author.
    Also, it sounds to me as if your dog has less of a problem walking on a leash, and more of a problem being out. If she barley wants to go outside and than drags you back in, are you sure she isn’t having fear issues? The best thing for this is again to go to dog training class, but it is something you should consider. Your local dog training club is a good place to start, but Pet Smart actually has a very good dog training program as well.

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