Secrets Of Leash Training Puppies Very Fast

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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.

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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 neighbourhood. 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 behaviour. 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 neighbourhood together.

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