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    My dear little 3 month old Salka will NOT walk on a leash. She just stands there with a huge frown and just wont move. I have tried everything, but nothing seems to work. And the thing is the second I take the leash off she walks right next to me and doesn't leave my side.

    What can I do? I have already talked to a trainer, still wont budge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SalkaSunIceland View Post
    My dear little 3 month old Salka will NOT walk on a leash. She just stands there with a huge frown and just wont move. I have tried everything, but nothing seems to work. And the thing is the second I take the leash off she walks right next to me and doesn't leave my side.

    What can I do? I have already talked to a trainer, still wont budge.

    i just tagged you to read a thread posted yesterday about exactly your problem. You and Salka are in good company!

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    Default Re: Leash problems!

    Try getting a longe line, it is a 20 ft lead for horses, or they may have a similar long lead for dogs. If you can have it on her, and walk a good distance away from her,she may decide to catch up with you! A lot of pups(especially EBD's ) are hard to get started on a leash. That way, she may feel that she is not tethered, and walk to you! Hope this helps! @SalkaSunIceland
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    Maybe put the leash on her randomly just for a few minutes here and there so she gets used to it... I have had that problem with dogs before, but it was more the collar than the leash, so I started to put the collar on them just for a while to show them it's ok. Also bulldogs (and actually any dog) will benefit from a harness if you're not already using that I think in general a harness will feel less strange for a dog since it doesn't pull on the neck... I think she'll come around once she realize how fun walks are, mine go crazy if they hear me pick up the leash, lol.
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    Try treats too, they helped me a lot!

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    Thanks a bunch for all the advice

    We had a good walk today BUT she didn't have her harness nor her leash on....naughty mummy...
    I was just wondering if I should put on the harness mid-walk and then after after a short while put on the leash. I always take lots of nice treats with me but she just won't move one muscle! I have never had this problem with a dog begore haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SalkaSunIceland View Post
    Thanks a bunch for all the advice

    We had a good walk today BUT she didn't have her harness nor her leash on....naughty mummy...
    I was just wondering if I should put on the harness mid-walk and then after after a short while put on the leash. I always take lots of nice treats with me but she just won't move one muscle! I have never had this problem with a dog before haha!
    that is a good idea... give it a go and see how she reacts. also, use a high value treat to really motivate her. Bulldogs are like no other, they are really deciding if what you are asking is worth their trouble Where as, most breeds just want to please, a Bulldog wants to decide
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