How do I procure my dog to progress on walk beside me?
She is about 15 weeks old, is she old plenty? When I try to walk her all she does is sit and whine. She won't walk beside me. She is a chihuahua/ dachshund mix.
Take her for a drive to an oval and consent to her have a littlesniff, and then take her domestic again, if you do this a few times she'll realise you'll always take her domestic.
Take a few pieces of her dry food with you, and as you walk, talk her into walking next to you gently by holding a small piece of kibble in front of her as you are walking. You can also ask her to sit after a little walking is done, and afford her a piece of dry kibble as a reward for a job well done.
Give it time and patience, and you may reap the rewards contained by a short time. When they are so young and are not use to going on walks beside a collar and a leash, it can be confusing to them.
you could try luring her next to food as she walks with you
Try bringing treats along and every time she moves towards you on leash treat and compliment her. If she just refuses to walk anymore than thieve her in for awhile and try again later. Try a harness too if you are not using one as a collar may verbs on her little neck.
Yes-now is a good time to train her. Be certain to make it as fun for her, as possible. Just keep taking her for short walks so she get the idea. Reward her after her walk. Remember-you are training HER-don't let her train YOU.