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Leash Training Puppies: Part 2, Walking Your Puppy

By Caryl Wolff

By now your puppy is used to wearing his collar or harness. He may even be excited when you pull it out and before you ever put it on him because he knows he gets some treats! Now we'll introduce your puppy to walking on the leash outside.

Follow Me

Your puppy likely follows you everywhere, so why not transfer this to walking next to you on a leash? An easy way to start leash training is to hook him to your belt like an umbilical cord and have him follow you around the house.

Keep in mind that he might only follows you around now. As he develops and grows, the world is going to be much more interesting than you are! So don't count on his staying at your side forever.

Start with Leashless Indoor Walks

Begin to teach indoors to minimize distractions. If you don't have control of him inside, you'll have a hard time controlling him outside.

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