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    Hey Guys

    Just got our new little man Bandit, He's a Border Collie X Blue Heeler.

    He has a habbit when im trying to walk him that he sits and rolls over every couple of metres and wont really move without me picking him up! He's only 10 weeks reckon if i keep at it he will change?

    Thanks!

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    Nothing a piece of hotdog wont fix

    Try and entice him with hotdog pieces when you walk....making him move forward
    Last edited by Cleasanta; 07-29-2010 at 06:57 PM.

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    He's just not used to the lead and being taken somewhere he doesn't necessarily wanna go
    He'll be right, he's only a baby.
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    if you give in every time it may continue, I would try the food bribe. But then lessen the amount offered and times offered gradually till either pup figures it out or starts to enjoy walking more.

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    if you know you can get him to walk only a few steps then get him to do that and stop and praise. Then get him to walk a few more and stop and praise. If you know how far you can push him before he stops then make him stop just before he does so that it is your choice. As he gets more comfortable you can make him walk further.
    When he stops and sits sop with him and ignore him for a few moments, he will get borred and forget why he stopped, then start walking again encouraging him to follow. And next time stop just before you know he will.
    If you do it this way, along with other training, you will be reenforcing his natural need for leadership, and he will look for that leadership in you.
    Good luck with him.

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    Seems we have the same problem! I have a 7 month old golden retreiver who is getting a bit heavy to carry though!

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    suggestions have been good, you can also try walking with another dog, puppies tend to follow adults and will learn quickly that way too...

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