So my obedience teacher told me that to get Winston and Zelda to have good manners on walkies that we should invest a lot of time in teaching them that it’s wrong to pull or generally be a jerk. SOOOOO, as of yesterday I’ve been putting their harnesses on, and then as soon as the puppies start acting like jerks, I take off the harnesses and then go and sit down and don’t even look at them. That way, they’ll be like, “huh?!” and eventually catch on that it’s bad to pull, bark, etc.
Yesterday I couldn’t even get the door open!
Today we made a little bit of headway, and I managed to get the door open a little bit, but again, the excitement got to them, so no walkies.
I was debating for a long time whether I should do this or not, but I’d rather have a month of crappy walkies, than a lifetime of pulling and barking!
Hopefully they learn quickly though!!!