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When to start walking?

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So my pup is now a little over 11 weeks and I am looking forward to walking a dog. I've just been taking him a couple of time a week half way down the block how far do you think I should push him? I carried him the other night LOL! He's getting big. Chase is a spoo at least 16lbs now.
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He just stopped and sat...we had not even gotten that far he wasn't tired. I had just walked 3 houses down. I think it's because he is not use to the harness. I got some treats and gave him treats when he started walking saying 'walk' and he got the idea. This gives me an idea of how long to walk him tho. He's needing something in the mornings to get rid of that extra puppy energy.
 

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I was wondering this morning if your pup was used to the collar and leash. Sounds like he just doesn't like the feel of the harness and/or leash. If that's the case, it's important that you don't give in. If he can just sit and you'll carry him home, he'll never find out how much fun it is to go on walks with you.

Does he wear them around the house to get used to the feeling? If you give him lots of treats and make if fun to be out on a leash and harness I'm sure he'll be walking along with you in no time.

This is what I'm thinking, he's not used to the harness...he wears a collar in the house but I walk him in a harness. He's up to date on shots so no worries there.

I'm going to try again this evening and see how it goes...I am so sick right (I got the croup!! who gets the croup at almost 30?) now though I wish I had some sleeping pills for the little dude.
 
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