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If you're 5 days into this already, he can be out of his crate for longer periods (maybe in confined ... your dog will, too. And then when he's calm and relaxed, attach his leash and take him for short walks.

I agree, and if the dog still tries to run even though you are being calm, you could keep it on the leash and attach the leash handle to your waste(ie. with a belt). That way the dog can get time out of the crate and get to spend time with you so long as you are home. This should help handle some of the energy, as well as give it more stimulation than if it is in the crate all day.
I agree, and if the dog still tries to run even though you are being calm, you could keep it on the leash and attach the leash handle to your waste(ie. with a belt).

That's helpful around the house, but having the dog bolt on you when you're outside and he's attached to your waist can be kind of an unpleasant experience. ( Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

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I agree, and if the dog still tries to run ... attach the leash handle to your waste(ie. with a belt).

That was my fault for not clarifying, I only meant it as advice for around the house. It is just helpful to get the more time out with you when they are going crazy from being locked up so much. When taking the dog outside, I would always just walk it on a leash like normal.
That was my fault for not clarifying, I only meant it as advice for around the house. It is just ... locked up so much. When taking the dog outside, I would always just walk it on a leash like normal.

Actually, my favorite way to teach a dog lose lead walking is using a waist tether. But, this does mean the owner is working on teaching the dog to focus on the handler. The main reason I do this, though, is to change how the owner reacts to the leash. Most people naturally end up being dragged by the arm for awhile until they pick a moment to do something about it, which sends a mixed message to the pup. Few people want to be dragged by the hips, so they tend to learn to be more proactive. Plus, I find it minimizes leash nagging.
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Actually, my favorite way to teach a dog lose lead walking

That was, of course, supposed to be "loose lead walking". I've been annoyed for so long by the new trend of spelling "loose" with only one "o" that I apparently overcompensated.
Yeah, yeah, that's why I spelled it wrong. heh
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I agree, and if the dog still tries to run ... attach the leash handle to your waste(ie. with a belt).

That's helpful around the house, but having the dog bolt on you when you're outside and he's attached to your waist can be kind of an unpleasant experience. ( Yeah, *6* month old Yorkie/Basenji(!) mixes can really do some major damage on walks, and are virtual pulling machines!

In fact, the walking of Yorkie/Basenji mixes over 8 weeks old is en evbanned in some American cities (especially cities in Blue States), because Yorkie/Basenji mixes have even been known to drag their owners to their deaths!
For those Yorkie/Basenjis mixes under 8 weeks old, walking them is allowed (even with the leash attached to the walker's waist), provided the person doing the walking weighs at least 400 pounds in her stocking feet, and works out regularly at Gold's Gym.

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That was my fault for not clarifying, I only meant ... would always just walk it on a leash like normal.

Actually, my favorite way to teach a dog lose lead walking is using a waist tether.

Notice: There have now been 67 confirmed deaths attributed to dog owners walking their approximately 4-5 pound 6 month old Yorkie/Basenji mix puppies with leashes attached to their waists!

Some were dragged over cliffs, some were dragged into the paths of speeding Fed-Ex trucks, and some were last seen being dragged out into the deserts of Indiana, where their bodies have never been found, even after years and years of searching for them.
So for God's sake, just don't do it!
Just say no to waist tethering!
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Reuters admits altering Beirut photo!
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So for God's sake, just don't do it! Just say no to waist tethering! Notice: This warning is provided as a public service.

You've become about as useful as Jerry's buttlickers.

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So for God's sake, just don't do it! Just say no to waist tethering! Notice: This warning is provided as a public service.

You've become about as useful as Jerry's buttlickers.

Aah. So your sphincter muscles have yet to fully relax?

Hey, I'm just making sure that no one does anything stupid or dangerous! You know, for the safety of dogs everywhere, even those out there in the wastelands of Indiana.
It can be very dangerous to tether a 4-5 pound, 6 month old Yorkie/Basenji mix puppy(!) to your waist, and I just thought people needed to be warned. Imagine if the puppy weighed, say, 7 pounds!

The horror. The horror.

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http://hotair.com/archives/2006/08/10/fauxtography / http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=22029 Directed By Green Helmet Guy&only Worry about the West - Not Israel.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2006/08/worry about the west not israe.html Well, this certainly isn't good
http://www.drudgereport.com/flash4.htm
More reasons never to believe anything you see in the NYT: http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2006/08/new-york-times-busted-in-hezbollah.html Hizbollah's "Useful Idiots" Mum About Reuters Scam: http://rightwingnuthouse.com/archives/2006/08/07/hizbullahs-useful-idiots-mum-about-reuters-scam / Hezbollah Video Dating Service:
http://www.adammutterperl.com/video/hezbollah.mov
Norwegian Author: "Israel Is History"
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/189524.php
Reuters admits altering Beirut photo!
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3286966,00.html The Brink of Madness. A familiar place.
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZDBhMzg5Mzk4NjQ5MjM5OTJhZjRjMWQ4OWMzNDhmMzk = Obsession: Radical Islam’s War with the West (a must-see movie!): http://www.obsessionthemovie.com /
If you don't want your own DVD, you can view the movie here: It's over an hour long, so make some popcorn, crack open a beer, and take a good, hard look at what's coming. Or...you can keep your head stuck in the sand.
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