Secrets Of Leash Training Puppies Very Fast
Leash training puppies are an
important way to get your puppy walking safely and comfortably on a leash.
Puppies usually find a collar to be an uncomfortable device around their neck
at first but there can be no training on the leash without a collar. One
trick is to put a collar around the neck of a very young puppy at a time when
the puppy is fixated on another activity such as eating.
When the puppy is busy eating, slip the collar around his neck and leave it
on for 10-15 minutes per session every day for a while. After eating the
puppy may begin to scratch at the collar not knowing what is around his neck.
Never take the collar off at a time when the puppy is actively trying to
scratch at it. This will only encourage him to fight the collar making leash
training puppy more difficult. Only take the collar off when the puppy is
involved in some other activity like playing or resting.
Once the puppy has accepted the collar as part of something that needs to be
around his neck you can begin leash training puppy by just putting a small
length of string or a short collar that he can freely walk around the house
wearing. Don’t leave the puppy unattended with a short leash or string
attached because it could snag on something seriously hurting or even
strangling the little pup. Leave the short leash or string attached for 10-15
minutes at first and increase the time gradually.
After a short period of time the puppy will begin to accept the collar and
leash around his neck. At this point you can start leash training puppy by
taking him for walks around the neighborhood. The little pup will be
rambunctious at first probably running ahead of you and pulling against the
leash in the process. It is at this time during training that you must assert
yourself to make it clear to your puppy that you are in control and that all
his pulling will be in vain.
When the puppy begins to pull at the leash or tries to run ahead of you, it
is time for you to stop and hold the leash firm and call to your puppy to sit
down or stop. It is OK to reward your puppy with treats during the process of
training on the leash as this makes him happy and positively rewards good
behavior. Training on the leash needs to be fun for both the puppy and you.
Particularly if you live in an urban environment, you and your puppy will be
spending a lot of time on the leash together. Once your puppy is comfortably
trained on the leash the two of you can go out and about exploring the