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    DefaultFirst Time Potty on Leash

    I had put Tal's collar on with the Sally Tag and it was funny watching him trying to get to the tag to chew it..that was a sight. I was waiting for him to need to potty and I was going to attach the leash. Well, the little guy has alot of spunk! Not surprisingly he tried to chew the lease, especially at the metal part. I took him where he wees. I gave him just enough slack to I could hold the leash and he would be no more that a foot or so away from me. Man did he put up a fight. If I'd have had a video of it it would wear you out. I just stood there and let him fight and didn't budge. He would try and run away and of course come back. Didn't chole him much as best I could tell.

    This went on for at least 10 minutes...little guy was giving everything he had. After a bit I decided to bring him back ion. Put him in his crate..he had not gone yet. He started with his I need to potty cry so I got the leash, put it back on and took him out with the same amount of slack. Fought again, but not as hard. Fiunally weed. I knew he would need to do his business so as he calmed a bit I took him to where he likes to go. He finally went. Still put up a fight and I tried to praise him but he didn't seem to want any..just out of that contraption..lol. I praised him anyway for going to his business.

    I put him back in his crate, he whined a bit because of the collar I think but he is now sound asleep. I think it literally wore him out. Little dude has alot of fight in him...gotta direct that energy properly...also like the character Tal for whom he is named..

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    DefaultRe: First Time Potty on Leash

    CJ didn't care much for his leash at first either, but like a child in a car seat, he quickly learned that some things are not negotiable...


    BTW - I love all the animals on JL, but Tal is either extra cute, extra photogenic, or a little of both. I LOVE looking at his photos!!!!!!!
    Laura & CJ in New Hampshire


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    DefaultRe: First Time Potty on Leash

    Sounds exactly like Zoe when she was a puppy. Glad she grew out of that stage. She chewed 2 or 3 leashes. :
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    DefaultRe: First Time Potty on Leash

    Quote Originally Posted by zoesmom
    Sounds exactly like Zoe when she was a puppy.* Glad she grew out of that stage.* She chewed 2 or 3 leashes.* :
    haha...Well I got this one at Petco. They had some they were discontinuing and I paid only $10 for both the leash and collar. Looks pretty good too. It also has little reflectorized doggie bones. It should do him (the collar) for a month if he doesn't chew it in half first..lol

    Cj'smom...thanks for the compliment. I agree the leash isn't negotible..especially now that he is getting more familiar with the layout and me. Living where I do there's no fenced yeard so I guess I am extra vigilent.
    I figured potty time is a good time to show him theleash isn't negotible and the sooner he is calm the sooner he can go potty. Of course when I came back in and put him in his crate he plopped around in his crate and gave me the pouty look...then finally dropped off to sleep..I just ignored him.

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