UGH! Our new puppy is 3 months old roughly, and we have had him only a short while.... about a week and a half. He is a generally submissive dog with a very sweet personality. One thing driving me and my husband crazy is when we walk around the house Diego is RIGHT on our heels and/or INBETWEEN our legs! You can imagine how many close calls with our lives we have had! :msngiggle: And when walking on a leash, he walks readily at my side for most of a walk (which is a nice change from my pug who demands to be pulling ALL the time) UNTIL he gets scared or wants to change sides. First of all, I try making him walk on only my right side, but he of course doesn't get that yet. But he is timid and when we are walking he can get spooked by any number of things and when he does, he almost kills me with his actions that follow!! he cowers to the side furthest from the noise, sits down and tries to reverse to where we were before the noise started, or darts inbetween my legs nearly taking my life. When i encountered stubborness with my pug walking on a leash, i was told to use "BAAH", sounds like a dog growl, to tell him the behavior wasn't allowed. This worked for him, but his problem was being stubborn, not timid, so i don't knwo if the rules apply to my timid pup! What do i do?? I want him to walk confidently at my side for our walks. I don't know how to discourage his timid behaviour!