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Thread: 3 dog walking on leash? im useless at it.

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    Default 3 dog walking on leash? im useless at it.

    ive never had 3 dogs before. Now i have my 2, and Sherlock the 14 week old pup. Generally, we walk off leash accross paddocks/bush so no need for leash.

    But wanted to give it a go.
    Both bernie and pohm dont pull. so they are fine at loose leash walking. Pup is mr distractable +++ and just lunges from one thing to next thing he's interested in.
    running between my legs, between dogs legs, into us, over us, around us etc etc.

    So avoid hassle, ive kept him off leash. He's not allowed to wander off too far, or either of mine will round him up and bring him back.

    How on earth could i end up with 3 dogs loose leash walking? Can someone chunk this down for me please.

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    No clue how to train the pup to loose lead, mine just do it the first time i walk them

    Could you walk your two with one hand and him with the other? giving him treats or praise when his being good?

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    I ended up with a gentle leader harness

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    bernie

    having two good dogs - and one random puppy - all on lead together is called lumping.

    Chunk it down by...

    Do a bit of practice every day in the back yard - before you go on your walks and before doggy dinner time.

    take all your dogs out into the back yard and park them. Tie the puppy up or put him in a crate - you want him to be able to see what you're doing but not join in.

    Do a bit of heel work with your two older dogs and lots of treats. Chuck treats to the puppy too - if he's being vaguely well behaved (not lunging to the end of the lead - your first training session might be just treating him for being tied up while you have one of the others on lead).

    The idea is puppy sees your older dogs getting heaps of treats for being well behaved on lead.

    Then park the older dogs, and get the puppy and do some practice with him. Heaps of treats for being in the right place. Even if you start next to him, treat lots - from your hip to his mouth. Then take one step forward - say "go" - and pile on the treats when he comes up next to you again. Build up step by step.

    Any dog that's sitting out - gets twice as many treats (for sitting politely) as the other dogs. You may have to work on "sitting politely" first.

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    Im going to try this when he's next with his nan.

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    I walk my four...Everytime I get a new one, I put the new dog at heel closest to me and allow the others "loose lead walking only".....The different size also makes a difference. Four dogs the same size is easier then three on size and a little one in the middle. So put the little one next to you , initially on a shorter more controlled lead and reward heaps for being loose in the right position. Eventually it will happen. you are lucky the other two are OK. that will make it easy for you
    Pets are forever

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    Pup walk last night:
    mine behind the fence tied and watching. I take out Sherlock the pup, and Pohm is crying and carrying on, as ive got HER pup lol. Bernie is just sitting looking confused.

    Pup did 5 mins of walking at heal for chicken bits. Then we all had a romp and came home.
    Pup did 5 mins of walking at heal around the house for chicken bits.
    End of training today for Sherlock.

    So far, so good.

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    Is good Bernie

    But puppies learn a lot by watching other dogs. So if you walk the other dogs first - ie puppy sees them getting lots of rewards for doing the right thing... then puppy will learn faster.

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    I'd train the pup first, can't expect him/her to suddenly slot in.

    Then do short periods each day with say just Bernie and new pup on leash, then after a couple of weeks introduce the third dog.

    Eash of my dogs know where their position is and who has to be next to whom. Mix it up and we have chaos. But each new puppy is taught proper leash manners first.

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    They seem to of sorted their own order off leash: bernie out front of me, Pohm beside on R, Sherlock pup hanging by his teeth off pohms neck, or nearby on the floor, belly up having tripped.

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