I think I'm going to keep Spike hooked to a leash from now on when we go outside. Today he had something big in his mouth (turned out to be a pine cone) and I had to throw a handful of treats at him to get him to drop it because he turned it into a game of catch me (ugh). I had seen someone with a pup who was dragging their leash around and I think it's time to do the same . I had read here where someone said to cut the handle off to avoid getting caught on something. Any other suggestions?
Mom to Spike & Tiller
Gracie and Lola wear their leashes when they are out on the beach...Gracie's recall is TERRIBLE, as a matter of fact she just got signed up for some obedience ( recall being a big part of this class). I have never cut the handle, and I have never had a problem. It is a good way to catch them if they are not listening to you.
when i first got my dogs they never had a lash dragging but bentley does now since he was scared of the leash now he sees it and gets so excited pees. now that i have 2 puppies in the process of learning boundries they leash drag and it is EXTREMLEY helpfull to me i dont cut off the handle i just watch where they go and i dont really have anything they can get stuck on.i would do more training and teach him when i want to play we play when i dont well then no time to play (teaching drop it and leave it is really helpfull)
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Aspen drags her's. She is going through an "I refuse to listen to you, and you can't catch me phase," It's the only thing that helps me catch her when she won't come!!! I never cut the handle and haven't had problems.
When I take Lita to the dp, I ALWAYS keep her leash on. Just in case she decides not to come directly to me (she likes to zoom past) or in case of a rough and tumble situation with a dog. It's easier to separate them by using the leash than trying to get the collar. It's what saved her two weeks ago when a dog attacked her.
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