Puppy Leash Training Tricks

Let's discuss puppy leash training tricks. Leash training is important if you want walks to be enjoyable and not a struggle for control. You are the master and your puppy must learn that. Start leash training by getting your puppy used to wearing his collar and then taking a walk or two around the house with a leash.

It is common for puppies to bite their leash and tangle themselves in it. To avoid this leave the puppy barely any slack in the leash and hold it straight up so he can't reach it with his mouth. Don't pull up hard and choke the puppy just hold it up straight enough so that it isn't hanging down for him to bite. Sometimes people spray a leash with a little bit of deterrent, a kind that is not harmful. The puppy won't like the taste and will stop biting the leash.

If your puppy constantly pulls ahead and tries to pull you, stop walking. Don't move until the puppy relaxes and creates slack in the leash. Also, you say sternly say "no" and gently pull the leash so that he knows to back up closer to you and not pull. This may take awhile, but eventually your puppy will get the idea.

If your puppy decides to just sit or lay down and not walk while on the leash, do not worry. This is also very common. Treats can sometimes break this habit quickly. Face the direction you want to walk and put a treat next to your foot. Wait for your puppy to come up next to you and retrieve the treat. This will teach him to walk next you to. Praise your puppy for walking next to you without having to be enticed by a treat.

Eventually your puppy will be walking next to you with slack in the leash, then you know that your leash training was a success. This may take a day or a week, just be patient.

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