I hope you can help me with my problem. I have an English Mastiff that is about a year and a half old. I have only had her for a few months. When I got her, she had never had a collar on. She was terrified when I put one on her, but eventually got used to it. Then I started trying to teach her to walk on a leash. This was a disaster every time I tried. She immediately lays down and will not get up. It you do get her up, she fights. She already weighs over 100 pounds and still growing. She is extremely sweet in every way. She will let you do anything else to her. She does sit and shake on command. I have got to get her to the vet for all her shots that she needs and at this point I cannot get her in the car or control her at a vet's office. Please help. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Maybe you can try a harness. I would leave the harness on at all times until she gets used to it. I would also place a leash on the harness and allow her to walk around your house with the leash hanging (on her own). good luck, vetcare