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We took Keeko and his big brother Mishka to the beach today. Mishka went walkies along the sand with Dad while I sat and familarised him with the new place. He didnt like it one little bit and kept trying to climb back up on me for a cuddle and then would put his head down my top and just snuggle. He loved all the people down there tho and would run to strangers so it was a good socialising time for him. But he utterly refuses to walk on the lead unless its the way he wants to go. Just sits down and refuses to move. I do try letting him run around with the lead on to get him used to it. (carefully supervised of course) but it doesnt make a difference. Any suggestions on lead walking ????
 

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Lacey was pretty good about walking but once in a while she would just stop, sit and not move. I have learned that Lacey loves honey nut cheerios. I would take some with us when we went on a walk and give them to her as we went. Didn't take long for her to walk perfectly on the leash and not give me any problems.
 

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It took Peanut months to walk on a leash. I had him running around the house with the leash attached, but as soon as I put my shoes on he would sit and not move a muscle. Eventually I got tired of trying to fight him with the leash and I got one of those flexi retractable leashes and we went to the clean dog park and I just put him down on the ground and let him explore without feeling like I was leading him anywhere in particular. Eventually he let his curiosity of the park get the better of him and he began walking on the leash. It did take more time to get him to walk where I wanted him to go...in the beginning he was the one walking me. With practice and patience, he will now follow my directions
(turn or go straight), and he never pulls me. Good luck, he'll get it eventually!!
 

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Does he wear a collar or a harness? When I put a leash on a collar, both my babies would not move. Cloud even cried when I tried to pull him. But harness is much better. I think you teach them by just pulling on them though. Even though it sounds cruel, you have to get them to walk. Someone, I think DrCathy, said after a few minutes, her babies started walking. GOOD LUCK! And tell your baby many people, like me, would KILL to be walking on the beach right about now.
 

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Aww
I live right on the beach, and Lucy just adores it. I have to get some pics - she tears around and then digs and oh my gosh, it's soo cute. She goes crazy
 

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I have tried both, Collar and Harness but neithe works unless its the way he wants to go

Tried the treats but the little mouth just shuts in a very stubborn way if its not something he wants to do. Also tried the flexi lead.. alas to no avail. I have tried to be forceful and give him a pull... but the 4 little legs just go down and refuses to move. In a few days time he will be old enuff to go walking on the streets so he better learn fast. On the other hand tho he is excellent and toilet training and sitting still for grooming. Guess they all come to the individual things in their own good time.
 

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If you're still having issues and no other person gives advice on this thread, then maybe start a new thread asking for help on the walking on leash issue! GOODLUCK!
 

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Originally posted by puppylucy@Mar 14 2005, 07:26 PM
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I live right on the beach, and Lucy just adores it. I have to get some pics - she tears around and then digs and oh my gosh, it's soo cute. She goes crazy 

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we're not on the beach, but we never got the buttercup to one until we moved to ohio LOL. just like lucy, she tears it UP on the sand! she goes totally nuts. it's hiLARious! it is also about the only place i can take her "off leash" and she goes nuts. she would chase the water back and come running back to me as if to say "look! i am fending off EVIL!" and as she turns around to admire her work...another wave comes up and she goes back all over again, LOL. 30 minutes at the beach usually means a GOOOOOOOOD long nap afterwards :D

ann marie and the "when does the snow go away and my beach comes back?" buttercup
 

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We live about 10 minutes away from the beach but I have not tried taking Zoe. She still can't walk on a leash (she's almost 11 mos too!) so no beach for now.
Doesn't a trip to the beach mean bathtime afterward? I can just imagine how sandy Zoe would get (she has a long puppy cut).
 

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Thanks for all of advice and help guys. I am off to work this morning but might try tieing him to me for 5 mins inside the house this afternoon and see if it helps his lead walking. In the past he has totally refused but your right Nichole sooner or later hes got to get sick of it. We try it in the backyard but he just ends up hating me for it and I am worried I will hurt him. Buttercloud and Noriko good advice I will do exactly that. Its funny it reminds me of when my skin kids were little and they got a mind to do something else, amazing how it could affect a whole household. This doesnt of course but I so cant wait to take both my babies walking together and he will adore the beach like his big brother once he gets over this.
Brittany I let my pap get wet (if he wants) (his coat dries quickly and the sand just brushes off) But I think with Keeko I will just keep in him in dry sand to start with and see how we go. We live in a Beach resort and would hate the idea that everytime we go to the beach it means bathtime afterwards. Yikes
 

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parker wouldnt walk on a leash when he was a puppy. then all of a sudden one day he was fine with it. i was so glad when he accepted it
 
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