Do you leash your puppy for walk or just let them do business in the yard?

@mermaidivy (15417)
United States
February 23, 2009 1:39pm CST
It's winter here now, I do leash him to go for walk in the sunny and not windy days. He acts soo excited when I say "Wanna go for a walk????" He will be like dancing hehe :-) I can't wait to bring him for a long walk in the summer! :-)
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• United States
24 Feb 09
When we are in our yard my dogs aren't leashed, they know the boundaries and stay within them. Even if another dog is walking past on the street, we have taught them to go up on the steps and sit until the other dog passes
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Oh yeah!! I can't wait to bring him go swimming, hiking and stuff :-D How did you teach him to stay in the boundaries? by just saying NO when he wants to run away? Thank you for your response! :-)
• United States
27 Feb 09
we start with a very long leash, one of the 30 foot ones, and make sure they always come when called, no matter what, even if someone is walking by with a dog or whatever. Then we leave the leash on but don't tie him, and keep up with the recall...if they don't come you can still grab the extra long leash. If you start when they are puppies, they don't go very far anyway, so it's easy to teach them, but you can teach an adult dog, too. Just say "no! come!" when they go too close to the street, or the edge of the yard, or wherever. They will learn where they are allowed and where they're not :D Really, it's no different than teaching them not to jump up on the couch or bed
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
23 Feb 09
hello mermaidivy i know what you mean by taking the dog for a walk when that it is cold outside like that. and yes, Doughnut most of the time pee's in our yard, but she hates it when i just let her out back when it is cold weather in the fenced in yard. lol but i love to walk her when the weather is nice and warm outside, but we do not go far either when it is really hot outside, across the road maybe. lol at least when people take their dogs for walks like that the poo-poo from the dog ought to be out by their curb by the road so that whoever's yard that our dog poo-poo's in like that, they will not come outside of their house and step in anything. lol ewww. and i have seen folks around here walking their dogs like that, and they will have one of those pooper scooper's to pick up their dogs poop up with. ewww. do you have a pooper scooper for your dog? lol i do not have a neighborhood park closby that i could walk my dog to everyday without having to get in the car and drive her somewhere, by then, it would be too late! lol take care and have a beautiful afternoon.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
23 Feb 09
the post should read park closeby not "closby", lol.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
27 Feb 09
My puppy is only 6 months old and I have been leashing him out for like 3 months but he never poo poo outside besides my yard which is a good thing so I don't need to pick them up..(yuck yuck) And I try to train him to poo poo on the other side of the ard so when spring comes,he won't poo poop on my beautiful flowers :-D hehe Thank you for your response! :-)
• United States
23 Feb 09
I walk my dog each time he has to do his business. I live in an apartment complex so I have to leash him. I have a porch that is inclosed but he plays there and he doesn't do his business there, eventhough I have tried to teach him, cause it would be great for him to go out there to do it when its raining. I walk him everytime cause he is in his crate all day when I'm at work.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
27 Feb 09
oh I never crate my dog and I walk him most of the day when it is sunny and warm :-)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I have to crate my dog, cause he cant be trusted to roam by himself without destroying things. His crate is wayyyyyyyyyyy to big for his size so he has room to move and I keep some toys in there for him. I come home for lunch to let him out, so he is never in there for more than a couple of hours.
@anjel016 (330)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
I no longer leash him whenever we are only going out for a short time (like making him pee) since he no longer runaway the way he used to. But whenever we are going out for a distant walk, of course I would tie him. He's not well trained when it comes to obedience so there are time that he really runs off whenever he wants to. And he's a fast dog so it'll be a hard time catching up with him. LOL.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
27 Feb 09
My puppy is getting fast too! I need to do some exercises to catch up him now :-p Thank you for your response! :-)
@savypat (20247)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Walking is very good for you and your dog. One of the hardest things for dogs is that they are bored. Dogs are working animals and they need jobs to do that interest them. They also need to use energy so that they don't get toxic from stored energy. So walk the poor thing.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I try to walk him everyday :-) Thank you for your response! :-)