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Hello all! I got my little devil, Steiner, almost 2 weeks ago. Love him in bites but he is a pain to walk with. 

I usually just walk him for 10 minutes morning and afternoon, but he is usually not very cooperative. Here is the routine:

Take him outside, he tries to dash to the front lawn (I am in progress of training him to sit, and he is leashed up). Then drags me around while he sniffs and look for potty spots. Then I try to lure him away from the house, he will usually whine and look back towards our home. So it's usually really tiresome for me to get him walk not even a block. I do let him roam a bit and tries to recall him with rewards.

Now going back to the house is a problem. He always pull on the leash as he tries to go back to the house as soon as possible. I tried many ways like standing still then wait for him to calm down, or call his name and wait until he respond (usually doesn't even look up to me). Then when I said the release word, he would lunge forward again. 

I can still control him now, but can't imagin he keeps at it once grown up. How can I stop this rushing back to house behavior? 

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Training, training, training and practice, practice, practice. Add lots of patience and it WILL improve!

CRDobe's picture
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Also, a 10 minute walk morning and night is not NEAR enogh exercise for a young dober-devil!

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Yes I figured! I let him out to play yesterday night for a good half hour in the back yard. Oh boy he behaved well afterwards.

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There is a saying among Dobie parents.  "A Good Doberman is a Tired Doberman"  those words will run thru your head his entire life.