February 24, 2022
Bringing home a puppy is one of the most amazing experiences that a pet parent can have. Their first boop, their first bark, their first snore—every little thing is adorable and Insta-worthy! One important aspect of puppyhood is puppy training—getting your puppy to be comfortable in their new environment and setting boundaries. This includes leash training and collar training.
More often than not, pet parents start the process wrong and then wonder, “Why is my dog pulling so hard? How to get my puppy to stop biting the leash?”. But there’s an easy way to leash train a puppy before you take them outdoors and once you do that, you’ll notice that the pulling has reduced considerably.
Learn from Shirin Merchant, a pioneer in the field of canine behavior and dog training in India as she demonstrates leash training and collar training.
To recap, you can introduce your puppy to leash training and collar training by following two super-easy steps, especially at home! But before we get into them, here are some essential things to keep in mind before you start each training session!
STEP 1: Want to introduce your puppy to leash training and collar training? Here’s how you can begin!
REMEMBER: A well-fitting collar is extremely important. If it’s too tight, it’ll choke your puppy and if it’s too loose, your pup might get snagged in it.
Use the 2-finger rule: When you put on the dog collar, you should be able to slide two fingers between the collar and your pup’s neck.
Shirin’s Tip: When leash training, keep the leash slack. Don’t tug at the leash. Let your pup’s first exposure to a dog leash be that of comfort. Practise this before taking your pup on their first walk and you’ll see that your puppy is walking well on a slack leash.
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