Puppy top training tips - Leash walking
Place a collar or a harness on your puppy, allow him time to get used to it. Fasten it tight enough, so that he cannot pull it over his head. Check regularly while he is growing and loosen as needed.
Clip his leash to his collar or harness. Remember to NEVER attach the leash to the ADAPTIL Junior collar, it has not been designed for that use.
Avoid flexi leads, instead use a 4-6 ft (1.5 meter) clip leash. Flexi leads may encourage pulling habits.
Gently encourage your puppy to follow you, using praise. If he struggles, hold the lead for a while, then gently coax him to move forward again.
Start your sessions in a quiet place with minimal distractions and use tasty treats.
Whenever the lead is loose with no tension, reward your puppy.
If he pulls and the lead goes tight, stand still, keep hold of the lead at all times. If he comes in and lead becomes loose again, reward him. Don’t throw food, make sure he takes it from your hand.
Repeat short sessions as often as possible.
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