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Charley has been able to go for walks for a week now. How can I get him to walk nicely? He darts from left to right and backwards and forwards in excitment I can hardly control him. Everyone we meet, even if they are 50 metres away he is straining to get to them for a fuss up. Then he rolls over for a 'tummy tickle' even in the dirty snowy ice (he happens to be blonde in colour when we start the walk and a muddy colour when we return!) I can't walk him to school when I take the kids because he just wants to lick everyone and jump up them and not everyone wants that. Are all cockapoos so affectionate? Help please!!!!
 

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walk him to school and have trears or a toy and encoreve him to look at you rather than anything els. this will mean that you will have less consentration on the kids so maybe start off when picking the kids up. rather than to morning school run, be consistent, get his consentration on you.

teach him to sit before he gets petted, ask people to wait till he is sitting nice then calmlet pet him. you may get funny look from people but just tell them that if yoj dont do this the will be complaining when he is bigger anx jumping on their kids.
 

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I give him a quick tug when he walks away after 2 or 3 of theses he back to walking by my side. But when he goes behime me to swap sides, I dont move I let him move, he hates this because he feels his missing out on something so he goes right back to my side. This is getting better and better each day. I also dont have him on a long lead, nice and short for now - hope this helps
 

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I found the key is NEVER let him pull. They need know that if they pull and make that lead tight they're going nowhere. After a few weeks of my dog pulling I did the following.
Every evening I walked him and stopped whenever he pulled. He'd look at me bewildered. I then placed him near my left knee holding a treat in front of his nose. Holding onto the treat tightly with him trying to nibble it I then start walking again starting off on the left leg and saying the keyword I use which is "WALK". Then set off walking again.
For the first week or so a 30 minute walk took me 100 meters from home, which was so frustrating. I also bought a "half check" collar after a few weeks. This is half fabric half chain. When set correctly at its tightest it just tightens around his neck slightly. It doesn't restrict his airway. This collar made all the difference, as it tightens if he pulls the click of the chain links let's him know not to and he stops pulling. This method works for us. I can now use my "WALK " command even when my dog is off his lead he then walks down by the side of my left knee
Hope this of some help?
 
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