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Training a pet to walk with a human, while constrained by a leash/lead, harness, collar, etc..

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How to leash train a rabbit?

I would like to be able to leash train my rabbit so its easier to travel with her, and to take her out to parks and such (under careful supervision). I've seen footage of rabbits in showjumping ...
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How do I convince my dog that a collar or harness is not the end of the world?

We have a very sweet 6 month old shepherd rescue. He was part of an urban feral pack until he was captured, and he spent ~2 mos in the shelter office, getting adjusted to people before we got him one ...
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How often and long should I walk my puppy?

My puppy is seven weeks old, we have been playing with her and getting her used to running around with a collar and lead. She quite enjoys coming for walks, even with the lead on. Aside from issues ...
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How do I stop my dog from eating things he finds during our walks?

My dog is an approximately 10-year-old, non-neutered male, possible Manchester terrier. He is well-behaved at home, except for behaviors like howling at airplanes, wanting to go out in the night, and ...
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How can I help a cat who seems afraid of his harness?

TL;DR My cat panics when I try to put him in a harness and I'm not sure if he's just afraid of his harness or if I'm doing something wrong. Are there any tips on buying cat harnesses? Is there ...
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How do I stop my dog from pulling while on leash?

I have a 4 month male dachshund and I'm trying get him to stop bad behaviours while we are on a walk. He's great most of the time but sometimes he might be pulling on the leash, trying to chase ...
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Can my dog be retrained not to mark when he is on his leash

My pug is virtually impossible to walk. He's neutered and 12 years old, and for about the first 6 years of his life, he was allowed to do anything he wanted on the leash. He's gotten much better on ...
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Dog knows to stop on leash, but still pulls

My dog understands that when he pulls we stop, and he comes and sits by my side. But then he pulls right after that and then will come to me. So he knows what to respond with when I stop him from ...
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Can check (choke) chain collars still be used to successfully train dogs?

We grew up using check chains (also known as choke chains) on our dogs (responsibly, or so I thought). There are articles like this one (Flying Paws Dog Training) saying these chains should never be ...
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How should I decide between a collar and a harness for a dog?

Of all of the dogs that have been part of my family, we have only used collars for leashing. We've never had any negative experiences with them, but my parent's boxer has a habit of pulling when he ...
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When is it safe to take my dog out to the park?

My puppy is six weeks old and has only had her first vaccination. I want to start socialising her with other dogs and people, but don't want her to catch any nasty canine diseases. When is it safe ...
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How can I help my dog be more comfortable in public?

My dog is a lab/spaniel mix (from what I can tell, anyways)-two very highly energetic breeds; while I don't think I can speak for the breeds as a whole, my personal experience with both labs and ...
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How to locate and catch my dog?

I walk my dog thrice daily. During the night walk I unleash her and let her play on the lawn with other dogs (we live in a Kibbutz, and unleashing a dog late at night is acceptable). She is extremely ...
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How to keep Husky/GSD from slowly increasing the effort he puts into pulling?

I have a ~47 lb Husky/GSD who is probably less than 1 year old, and was given up by an animal hoarder. Initially he was very skittish, and shy, but he has made a lot of progress. My goal is to ...
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What's the Difference Between Pulling Back on Leash and Stopping?

There's one thing about leash training that I can't quite wrap my head around regardless of how many of these I read: If your dog is pulling ahead of you on their leash, the advice is always never to ...
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How to harness train my rabbit?

I have 2 four month old rabbits. I bought a harness and leash for rabbits, because I wanted them to be able to run freely in the fields and the garden with me next to them, while not losing them. I ...
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