I hate my dog to put her on leash, help?
Hi! I have recently acquired a 2 month old lab puppy. She is a bundle of joy and we are extremely happy to have her as a new family member. Now, there are few things that I am slight apprehensive about.
Let me shoot the most important one first,
During evenings, I have many visitors coming to see me at my work place. I run a business. As, I presently stay alone, I walk to dog to my office, which is nearly a Km away from where I stay. Then I put her on leash and conduct business. I am afraid that the little pup may rush towards the busy street through the wide entrance of my office as it does not have a door that I can keep shut. Further, she, being playful and unaware of anything will surely rush towards clients coming in.
I hate to put her on leash, but I am doing it presently every day for 4 hours at a stretch. She stays calm, sleeps near my feet, eats her food and often licks my feet during this period, which means that she is not overtly stressed. At least that is what I believe. But I do not want to leave it on my belief, and my knowledge about dog keeping is negligible as she is the first time, we are having a dog in our house. So kindly advice me the thing to do, or tell me that it is OK.
The other option will be to leave the puppy at home for 4-5 hours every day. I do not want to do that as it may have some negative effect on her psych.
I love her so much and she does not want to stay without me. I am very worried, so kindly help me. I will be grateful to all of you. As I am writing this she is lying down near my my chair and licking my feet playfully.
Thanks in advance and sorry for the long post.