Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastbourne by the sea England.
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Our two have been off lead ever since they were about 20 weeks,and the only time I have ever had any trouble was when Dizzie was about 10 months old,and although he stayed close by he didn't want to have his lead put back on,this happened twice.
I would get an extending lead and keep Scamp on that for the next few times you take him out,let him run off as far as it can go and then call him back,if he comes then get him to sit and give him a treat, do this several times over,only giving him the treat after he has come back and sat down.If he does not respond when called then gently reel him in and still give him a treat so that he knows every time you call him he will get a reward,make it a really yummy treat.I used to fry up some sausages[always have a sausage in your pocket!]When Dizzie was naughty and didn't want to have his lead put on,I did the thing of walking the other way, and pretending not to watch him,luckily this worked with him,he was just getting too big for his boots,the next time we went out I took him to a different place that he had not been to before so he stayed close.Our other Hav Nellie always stays very close by, right under my feet!It sounds like Scamp is a very secure little pup,which is a good thing,he has just got to see you and the family as his leaders