Walking Actions

by Holly
(Virginia USA)

This is my first time owning a Great Pyrenees. Max is four months old and constantly wants to walk between my legs as I walk. Is there a reason why he does this?

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May 12, 2016
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Walking
by: Donna

He is young. Perhaps he is unsure. It's hard to tell unless one is there to see him.

Dogs don't walk properly naturally. They need to be guided as to how.

You'll need to give him some confidence. Train him to walk properly with positive-reinforcement training.

You can either try taking him to training classes or have a positive-reinforcement trainer come to your home.

A great reference is Dr. Sophia Yin or Dr. Ian Dunbar. Here is a link to Dr. Sophia Yin:

https://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/walk-on-loose-leash-part-1-choose-the-right-walking-pace-and-make-it-clear/

Never use negative-reinforcement ever on a dog, especially a Pyr. This can lead to aggression. It's important to create a mutual respect and trust.

It will take some time but be patient and consistent. Make it fun. You'll end up with a lovely bond with Max.

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by: Ed A from NJ

The information given is good I would just add make sure the trainer you use is working with your dog through you. You are the one who needs to create the bond I prefer to think of a trainer more like a coach with you and your dog being the team.

May 15, 2016
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by: Donna

Absolutely, Ed!

It's about a trainer training you to work with the dog.

The trainer should not be the one working with the dog except maybe to give you an example of how to do something.

You are the one who needs to learn how to work with your dog.

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