What do you do when your dog refuses to walk?

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Teach Touch (hand to nose) and ask your dog to touch to get him to move.

Reward by tossing the treat in the direction you want to walk.

Don't bring out a treat to lure your dog forward, as that rewards your dog's stopping behavior. Just wait.

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Leash Training: When Your Dog Pulls or Refuses to Walk

  1. Familiarize the Dog. If the dog is not used to the collar or leash, allow them to see and smell the gear first.
  2. Adjust Collar Position. The upper part of a dog's neck is the most sensitive area.
  3. Shorten the Leash.
  4. Check the Feet.
  5. Use Verbal Commands.
  6. Stay Still.
  7. Pick Up the Pace.
  8. Walk More Frequently.
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There are many reasons why dogs may pull on a leash or resist walking.

If the dog has not been leash trained before, the sight, smell and feel of the leash and collar could be frightening or make the dog nervous, which can lead to resistance or balking.

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Although a loss of appetite in dogs doesn't necessarily indicate serious disease, prompt veterinary attention is important because it could be a sign of significant illness, including cancer, various systemic infections, pain, liver problems, and kidney failure.
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Vets recommend waiting until 10-14 days after your puppy's last vaccination booster – usually at around 14–16 weeks of age – before introducing them to the wonders of local parks, beaches and walking trails.

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This is why dogs follow me wherever I go.

  1. Walk in front of your dog. Walking in front of your dog allows you to be seen as the pack leader.
  2. Use a short dog leash.
  3. Give yourself enough time for the dog walk.
  4. How to reward your dog during the walk.
  5. Keep leading, even after the walk.
  6. Reward your dog after the walk.
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According to the Kennel Club UK, a good rule of thumb when deciding how much to walk your puppy is a ratio of five minutes of exercise per month of age.

For example, when your puppy is three months old, walk them for 15 minutes a day.

When they're six months old, you'll be walking 30 minutes a day.

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Teach Touch (hand to nose) and ask your dog to touch to get him to move.

Reward by tossing the treat in the direction you want to walk.

Don't bring out a treat to lure your dog forward, as that rewards your dog's stopping behavior. Just wait.

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