How do you introduce the concept of walking on leash to a 5 month old rescue puppy who has never walked on a leash and is living in a multi-dog home who do walk on leash?
Teaching Loose Leash Walking You will want to start training in a low distraction environment such as your home or backyard. First, Introduce your dog to a harness. Flat collars, choke chains and pinch collars can all cause long term damage to your dogs neck so we recommend using the 2 Hounds Design Freedom No Pull Harness. View Truly Force Free Animal Trainings #trainerquicktip Overcoming Harness Fear here: https://youtu.be/h3i3cEKXIcQ Once your dog is familiar and comfortable with the harness you can start practicing “Loose Leash Walking” at home. You will need a “high value treat” such as cream cheese or peanut butter packet (you may find these at your local box store) or another treat your dog loves. For more information on how to train your dog to walk nicely on leash check out Truly Force Free Animal Training’s Good Manners Course here: https://trulyforcefree.com/product/truly-force-free-good-manners-course/