Originally Posted By: Rich.8419Remy is 8 weeks and doesn't mind the leash. Infact walking him this morning was easy. I just kept up a good pace and walked for 45 min straight. He followed just perfect. This evening however, Remy sometimes just plopped down and refused to go any further. He just looked at me and stared. I waited him out and then did a brisk walk back home. What should I do? I've read that if the puppy starts pulling in a different direction I should stand like a stone and wait him out but I have no clue what to do when he's just sits on his own accord.
Firstly, eight weeks is way too early to be doing a 45 minute walk!! Your puppy is still a baby and not only is 45 minutes of walking too much for him, but his joints are not yet fully grown and over exercising before the pup has finished growing can cause hip/elbow dysplasia, luxating patellas and other joint issues.
Your pup should also have all his vaccinations before going on such a long walk - you don't want to expose him to disease before he has developed the immunity given by vaccinating.
At this age, your puppy is just like a baby and will only have a very short attention span - I would keep exercise to free play (so running around the back yard) and short training sessions of no more than 10 minutes at a time.
Once he's had all his vaccinations, I would take him on short walks and focus on loose leash walking then - you need to build him up to a 45 minute walk and ideally should wait until he is about 5-6 months old before you are walking him for more than half an hour.