How Do I Train My Dog To Be Offleash!?

My dog,Magie, Is a 1 year old cockapoo puppy. She is on her leash 24/7 and always in our sight. We have to put baby gates up so she doesnt go into the basement. The reason why we do this is because if we let her off the leash and full range of the house (we tried this many times) she will run around and poop everywhere even if we just took her outside! If we try to grab her to put her back on the leash she will growl and bite! How can I teach her to be offleash without biteing,growling,and pooing. How can I also get her to come when called she knows her name and when I call it and say come here she will just look at me and run away..

9 thoughts on “How Do I Train My Dog To Be Offleash!?”

  1. Keep your pooch on a food and potty schedule…
    I bet your dog gets very excited when she is off the leash, so let her have a little freedom outside, in a fenced-in area….
    Enough exercise should burn off some energy, thus making her less aggressive.
    Reply to addition: Well, if no fenced in areas…. Just walk your dog! ALOT. It really sounds like she is not getting enough exercise.
    I believe that food twice a day is good for your dog. You can minimize peeing and pooping every hour and a half, to every three hours. It is quite easy if you really put the effort in.
    Also, have you ever heard of the “pee-word”?
    When you take your dog outside, and they pee, say something like “GO POTTY”, and she will make the connection. If you do this, your dog will know, when you say “go potty” you want her to pee.
    Hope this helped, and Good Luck!

  2. You got off to the wrong start. You tried to avoid housebreaking by putting her on a leash 24/7. You can’t do this for the next 10 years or so! Owning a dogs is not supposed to be THIS hard. Seek help from another trainer. The dog is depressed too. You guys can’t go on like this.

  3. You cant walk her without the leash. THATS AGAINST THE LAW!Every single dog has to be walked on a leash.

  4. Ok, you need to get right back to basics here – it sounds like you have a pup who hasn’t even learned the very beginner puppy behaviour steps.
    Work on the house training first – take her outside at least once an hour and always after she has eaten or just woken up. Stay with her until she ‘performs’ and praise her. Any mess she makes inside, clear up without looking at her, but growl softly whilst you do so. You will have to anticipate messes for a while, until she gets the hang of it.
    It also sounds like she is in the firm belief that she rules your household. You need to squash that attitude right now, or she will get more aggressive and stubborn. Cesar’s advice on the Dog Whisperer of using a bite hold, and turning the dog onto her back so she is in a submissive position works well – but if you are unsure of what you are doing my best advice would be to take her to a dog trainer and get one to one tuition – by the sounds of it, it is you who needs the training – and I mean no disrespect by saying so!
    Get the dominance issue sorted, and the rest will fall into place – the pooing, biting, growling, refusal to come when called – this young dog is laughing herself sick at the moment – learn how to get her to respect you instead and you will all be far happier.

  5. One year old dog should have all the basic training in place. You have to work twice as hard, for twice as long (or more) by going back to the beginning dog training 101. My 10 Month old Golden walks off lead outside with me.
    good luck

  6. Go back to the basics of potty training. I mean the BASICS.
    Basics:
    1) She can only hold it for as many hours as she is months – your dog should be able to hold it for a good long while at a year old. But just because she should be able to, doesn’t mean she will if she’s getting away with it.
    2) Put her on a feeding schedule – two to three feedings a day, same time every day, amount noted on bag of food – to help regulate her bowels so you can predict when she has to go.
    3) She has to go: right in the morning, after eating/drinking, after playing, after napping, right before bed.
    4) Take her to the same spot each time. Go out with her on a six foot lead so you can keep her in one spot (it’s also easier to control her – this will help with her biting when you go to put her leash back on.) Remove all distractions and do NOT play with her. It should be straight out, potty, straight back in. She needs to learn to potty outdoors and letting her go alone or off leash adds to distractions so she won’t go because she’s having too much fun.
    5) Crate Train her at night. Dog’s don’t poop/pee in their beds if they can help it. Crate must be big enough for her to sit, stand, lay down, and turn around in – no bigger.
    6) IF you catch her in the house, make a loud noise to startle her and rush her on out. Clean up the mess thoroughly so she can’t smell it later on.
    7) Signs she has to go – sniffing, circling, pawing at the ground, whining.
    Start taking her out every three hours to see if she has to go. Increase by one hour every five days or so until you figure out how long she can hold it in between outings.
    Leaving her leash on isn’t a bad thing – our trainer told us to leave ours on our pup for a while so we could catch her when she does something bad (like run off with the TV Remote) and so we can just rush her to “time out” or outside.
    Have tasty treats when you tell her to come and never try to get her to come to you when you are angry or frustrated. They can sense that and that may be why she isn’t coming to you.
    Get a new trainer. You said this one told you to bash your dogs head into the wall?!? Report this trainer to whoever hired her, and maybe to the cops. What she is telling you to do is considered animal abuse, and she should probably be investigated to see if anyone (either herself or other clients) have actually done this to a dog.

  7. nice to see you have a cocapoo! 🙂 but my dog is off a leash but we live in the country, we used to live in the town and he couldn’t even go out side with out chasing cars. my dog is seven and he is a jackrussel terrier. so since we live in the country, he doens’t even set foot but the road.
    It all depends whrer you live…

  8. you have a girl dog and males normally care more about their owners. if you let a male dog off it’s leash it won’t go too far without looking back.

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