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[By dog people I mean anyone who regularly cares for a dog.]

How do you manage to train a puppy to disregard the staggering amounts of rubbish, esp food waste, on the pavements in Harringay?

Our five month old is intelligent and learns very quickly, but the sheer volume / frequency of distractions is just too much.

Any tips?

Of course if we walk over across the tracks to the Crouch End side, it gets much easier. But that's not a great way to reach any parks (except Stationers). 

Really not looking to start a rantfest, just honestly interested in practical ideas! 

Thanks 

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Oh it is a nightmare. The streets are filthy! We had a pup who was interested in rubbish. We just did lots of 'look' to get her to put her head up. Also high value treats to get them to focus on walking. Finally, just keep your eyes on them on teach drop quickly. Pulling stuff out of their mouths is a must. There are a lot of cooked chicken bones around

We have a mini dachshund and as a puppy she was awful at eating all sorts of stuff. She was so close to the ground and so quick I found it really hard to stop her. Offering a little treat instead of the rubbish might be worth a try. We took her to puppy training classes which gave us some useful training skills, she's our first dog so we were pretty clueless.

She got much better at understanding 'no' and 'drop' as she got older, and less bothered by litter unless it's actual food.

I take my son to his college in Highgate in the morning so pretty much always take her with us and walk in Waterloo Park or Highgate woods on the way home. There's much less litter over there. I do take her to Chestnuts sometimes but I can't let her off the lead there because there is loads fox poo (which she loves to roll in) and the busy roads are a bit too close.

Also you can get a little fabric muzzle type thing which stops them being able to pick stuff up. 

Thanks both. Yes distraction + treats does work, but hard to compete against a box of half eaten chicken and chips :( Maybe formal training will also help, short of simply going somewhere else - though we don't habe a car, so...

Thankfully he has no interest in poo, of any species. I had been dreading his loving fox poo like so many dogs do! 

The smell is quite something. We have a dog shampoo, unimaginatively named 'fox poo', which really works.

My dog doesn't bother about litter any more (she would eat literally anything as a puppy), but she is extremely food motivated so I still have to keep a close eye out when I'm pavement walking her here.

Following this thread as we soon will collect our puppy. Some of you mentioned puppy training. Does anyone had names/links for good puppy training in the area? 

We went to Petshrink Puppy School classes in Muswell Hill run by Pen, she was great. www.petshrink.co.uk

I think our vet, Hornsey Vets, used to run classes or at least puppy socialisation sessions but I don't know if they still do.

Afraid we had a rather different experience at this puppy training school. Although we had to do it online

I'm sorry, our dog is 6 yrs old so it was a while ago. One of the main aspects of our puppy training was socialisation which isn't ideal if doing online.

Hi, Sally and Olivia at the London Canine Training Establishment are amazing! SUCH lovely warm people, with a huge amount of knowledge and skill and they teach games based training aimed at building your dog's relationship with you and the concepts dogs need to go through life happily and healthily (calmness, confidence, focus, flexibility, disengagement, independence, etc) - http://londoncaninetraining.co.uk/ 

If you're looking for something online Absolute Dogs is also games based concept training - it's really transformative! https://absolute-dogs.com/pages/solutions  

HTH and enjoy your new pup! 

Hi, Sally and Olivia at the London Canine Training Establishment are amazing! SUCH lovely warm people, with a huge amount of knowledge and skill and they teach games based training aimed at building your dog's relationship with you and the concepts dogs need to go through life happily and healthily (calmness, confidence, focus, flexibility, disengagement, independence, etc) - http://londoncaninetraining.co.uk/ 

If you're looking for something online Absolute Dogs is also games based concept training - it's really transformative! https://absolute-dogs.com/pages/solutions  

HTH and enjoy your new pup! 

There's a game called 'Plant Pot Prison' from Absolute Dogs (part of their Sexier than a Squirrel programme) that teaches dogs to 'leave it' https://absolute-dogs.com/ 

HTH

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