Search the Site...
FTC Affiliate Disclosure—Many of the products and services we advertise and recommend on this site provide us with an affiliate commission for referrals and we use affiliate links in banner ads and text links throughout this site, including on this page. What is an affiliate link? For more information see our Disclosure, Privacy Policy, and Terms of Use.
Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care
Guide To Australian Shepherd Training and Care

9 Week Australian Shepherd Pup

by Jessica Parsons
(El Paso, TX)

My Australian Shepherd puppy hates to go outside. I try taking her for a walk and she fights the leash or cries the whole time. An when I take her outside to go potty she won't go. She'll lay by the door crying until I let her in where she promptly goes on my floor. How can I stop this? Is their any tips to help me?


Questions About Your Aussie? Leash Training? Housetraining? Australian Shepherd Lover's Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Comments for 9 Week Australian Shepherd Pup

Click here to add your own comments

9 weeks
by: Gayle-- Big Run Aussies

Aussies just hate to be by themselves. You should try to go out with her at least until she is reliably housetrained. You also might want to consider enrolling her in a positive reinforcement puppy class. Until then, put a treat in your hand and lead her along with the treat in your hand to get her to learn to heel. Go 2 or 3 steps, praise her and then give her the treat. Keep upping the ante with more and more steps until she is heeling by your side.

Make it Fun!
by: Anonymous

Try to make it fun for your pup to go outside. Bribe her with treats, take a favorite toy outside, or talk in a higher pitched, happy, excited voice when you're outside.
OR, you can try finding another dog who you pup likes, and having that dog come to your house. Let the 2 dogs outside, and, chances are, your Aussie will follow the other dog, and they can continue playing outside.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Australian Shepherd Q & A.

Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com icon

Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Have Dog Training Questions?

Check out these introductory dog training videos...

I want my dog to listen and come every time I call!

I want my dog to stop barking at everything.

I want my dog to walk nicely and calmly on the leash.

I want my dog to stop being aggressive.

I want some help training my new puppy.