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How do you leash train a puppy?

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To leash train a puppy, place a collar on the puppy while he is distracted, then attach a leash to the collar, and allow the puppy to become used to it. Grab the end of the leash and begin to walk, rewarding him with a treat each time he walks near you without pulling on the leash. You need a collar, a leash and dog treats.

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  1. Place a collar on the puppy

    Allow your puppy to get used to wearing a collar before attaching a leash to it. Place it on his neck when he is distracted with food or a toy.

  2. Attach a leash to the collar

    Attach a leash to the puppy's collar, and let him sniff it and explore his surroundings while the leash is on. Supervise your dog so the leash doesn't get caught on anything, but let him walk around freely with the leash attached.

  3. Hold the end of the leash and begin to walk

    When your puppy is used to the leash, hold the end of it and begin to walk around. Do not yank the leash.

  4. Reward the puppy with treats

    Every time your puppy walks near you without pulling the leash tight, praise him and reward him with a treat. Continue doing this until your puppy naturally walks on the leash without pulling.

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