Leash training your puppy will let you have better control over them while walking. When a pup is leash trained, it will not pull the leash and is less likely to engage with other puppies or dogs.
Some of the benefits of leash training your puppy are-
Dogs’ personality change as they grow. It starts developing at a young age and finishes when they mature. By then, they have grown set habits. This is why you should begin to leash training when they are still playful. This is also why leash training your puppy takes less time than training a dog.
Puppies have shorter attention spans than dogs. So it would be best to take breaks between the training to ensure your puppy doesn’t get irritated and you get the best result.
Your puppy’s leash training should start at the young age of four to six weeks. And ideally, a puppy should be leash trained within a month. You need to spend 10-15 minutes every day on the training. However, the process may take longer, depending on the puppies and training techniques. You should also reinforce the leash training occasionally because when they reach the age of around 8-9 months, they may act as if they have never been trained. Dogs hit adolescence at this age.
Here are a few things you should remember while leash training your puppy.
When deciding whether to use a leash or a harness, you should keep a few things in mind, such as; the style, the materials, and the length and width.
Raising a puppy while teaching and training about how to behave will take a lot of effort. You have to be patient and easy with them while they explore. Every puppy is different, and so is their way of learning. Leash training your puppy would allow you to take it on walks and create a better bond. Once the puppy is leash trained, you will find yourself a forever trusted companion for your walks.