Leash training a puppy can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! In this blog post, we will outline five simple steps that will help you and your pup get started. Training your puppy to walk on a leash will provide them with valuable skills that they will use for the rest of their life. Follow these steps and you’ll have a happy and well-behaved pup in no time!
The first step is to get your puppy used to the leash. Put it on them while they are eating or playing and let them get used to the feel of it. Once they seem comfortable, start taking them for short walks around the block. If they start to pull, simply stop walking and wait for them to calm down before continuing.
The second step is to teach your puppy the ‘heel’ command. This will help them learn to walk by your side instead of pulling ahead. Start by walking with your puppy on a loose leash, and whenever they start to get ahead of you, say ‘heel’ and gently pull them back into place. Reward them with treats and praise when they follow the command.
The third step is to help your puppy learn not to pull on the leash. If they start to pull, stop walking and wait for them to calm down before continuing. Once they have stopped pulling, give them a treat and praise them. Repeat this process until your puppy no longer pulls on the leash.
The fourth step is to teach your puppy to come when called. This is an important command for them to learn, as it will help you keep them safe in case they ever get loose. Start by calling their name and then rewarding them with a treat when they come to you. As they get better at this, you can start calling them from further away.
The fifth and final step is to continue practicing all of these commands on a regular basis. The more you practice, the better your puppy will become at obeying them. Soon, leash training will be a breeze! Thanks for reading and good luck with your pup!
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