How to Train Your Puppy to Walk on a Leash 🐶
You just brought home your new puppy and find out from the vet that your dog can’t go outside for a walk, to the pet store, or on playdates etc. until they have all of their vaccinations. Which is roughly when they are 14-16 weeks old. It is SO hard not to show off your new addition to the world but even harder because you need to start training your dog to walk on a leash. If your dog has to wait to enjoy the outdoors until their vaccinations are finished then how are you going to train them to walk on a leash so late in the game?
( @sdbullies )
We recommend training your new puppy right away in the comforts and safety of your home! Our tip is to get your dog used to wearing a harness right away. I would always give my dog a treat when it was time to put the harness on. When they saw the harness coming, they knew something good came of it. Once we were able to go outside for a real walk I no longer had to bust out the treats because the walk was the reward!
( Monty from Bowburn)
When you and your pup are ready to start training, attach the leash to your harness and do a few laps around your home every day, teaching your dog how to sit and heel in the process. This will get your dog into a good routine and in doing so, when you are finally free to go outside, your dog will already be a pro!
Most people want to wait until their new addition is fully grown before purchasing a harness or collar. It might cost you to purchase a new harness when they grow out of a size but it’s worth it to get them accustomed quickly and early on. Who knows, you might (will) get another dog who can utilize the harnesses next! If you don’t need them, you can always donate them to the nearest animal shelter, they would appreciate it greatly!
We sell small duo reversible harnesses for our pint-sized cuties and they will typically last them until they are 4-6 months old (depending on the dog). No need to wait until they are fully grown, go ahead and spoil your new family member and give them the gift of Frenchie Bulldog!