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I have a small baby pit/mix i think. He been eating good an stayin in the back yard. When im off work i try to train him an play with him. Last week i try'd taking him for a walk an he just wont walk on the leash. He walk'd a few steps and just lays his WHOLE body on the ground. So i got him back up an kept on just pulling him an he did walk but now all his toe's are bleeding scraped from the concrete road. :cry: I got him the smallest prong at petsmart an it is still to big for is neck.

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He is WAY.,WAY,WAY too young for a prong!!! This is your first dog I assume? There is no way in this world or the next the dog is going to be working on leash training right now. He is only 5 weeks old, right?
 

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My dog wouldn't come for walks until he was about 8 weeks or maybe a bit more. His paws were too sensitive to the concrete which is why we kept him on the grass training until he was ready. Now he loves his walks and we barely have to hold the leash. (He's 7 months)
 

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I do not know his exact age. I FOUND HIM! I've had him about month an half or 2. Im guess he's about 3 or 4 months old. He weights about 15-20 lbs. I love my dog an just want him to walk with me. I've never beenin walkin even tho i should. So since i have my dog, i feel like walk but he just wont walk with me. :(
 

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Have you tried luring him to walk with treats or his favorite toy? Make walks into a game from him. He walks a few steps, you give him a treat or play a quick game of tug. You don't have to walk him around the block or anything at this point. Just walk him around your yard to get him used to being confined on a leash. (It's not a natural thing for dogs, after all!)

He absolutely doesn't need a prong collar at this young of an age, and it could do more damage than good at this point. Use a flat nylon collar.
 

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Teaching him to walk you need to make it fun.Let him run around the house with the leash on to get a feel for it
DO NOT USE PRONG he is to young for it a regular collar will do_Once he seems comfortable with it take it out front and walk him around your yard and praise and give treats for his effort.Once that seems to be going well take a short walk up the street and back giving lots of prise and treats once he gets that then start working out a lil farther.Take it in baby steps.If it isn't fun for him he wont find any interests in going for a walk.Also he shouldn't be going for any walks till he has had all of his shots.He can pick up viruses otherwise.
 

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put the leash on him inside the house , have some one put treats(small pieces of hot dogs work great. make a trail of treats out the door and around your yard. instead of pullinf him follow him with the leash on it will get him used to it, I agree with leeann he's way to young for the prong.
 

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All pups have a problem with a leash when they are pups. It feels weighty to them and so they do not want to carry it around and they will drop hoping you will remove it. Once he gets used to the feel of it on him, he will be fine. Use a light weight leash on him now, since he is young - you can go into a heavier one later. As others have said, let him get used to carrying it inside the house, calling him over to get a treat. Patience is the key word with training and know that pups take time to learn - so give them that time but be consistant with the training and with the praise. :D
 

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Cheeto did the same thing. He would just lay down and not budge. He still does that sometimes, like last night when I was walking him. A car was coming towards us so maybe that is why......but in general I think it will pass, just be patient and start out with short walks gradually making them longer and longer.....watch the Pet Whisperer on APL...I have learned ALOT!
 

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Please please PLEASE take the prong collar off of him until he's MUCH older!!!!!

You need to make the walk fun and pleasant for him... at this point he probably sees a walk as a painful and scary experience due to the prong collar. Use a flat nylon collar and lots of treats... talk nicely to him and go slow... 5 minutes at a time.

Your puppy has learned that walks are terrifying and that they hurt his neck. You need to start over making them super-fun for him.
 

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The Leash!

I agree with the others on here who suggested just putting the dog on a leash and letting him get used to having it on. Next time you go out in the yard put the leash on and let him walk around and do his business. MAKE SURE that you always are with him while the leash is on so he doesn't choke himself. It won't be long... maybe only a few minutes until you can pick up the leash and start taking him for some short walks. Start out short, then when he gets bigger and stronger you'll be able to take some longer walks.
 

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WoW! This all sound very good. Only reason i drag'd him was cause some ghetto black guys at the flea market said thats what they did an it work'd. But it didn't work for me and my dog. I really love my dog an dont want to hurt him and make him go threw all that. He's almost well now an his scars are goin away. I will take it slowly from now on. I also did return the prong. :D

Thanks again BDB.

Keep the reply's coming :)
 
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