Train The Puppy On A Chain: Learning how to walk with a leash is one of the most important skills you can teach your puppy.
Not only does walking provide important exercise for your puppy’s growth, but it also increases his overall obedience and response.
The keys to successful training to accustom him to the series are consistency and patience. Keep this in mind throughout your puppy training, and you’ll be sharing many happy walks with him.
Part1: Accustom the puppy to the collar and chain
This is the most important part of getting your puppy accustomed to leash for the first time. It accustoms no puppy to the chain in a day. Correct training requires confidence, calm and constant practice with a puppy.
Developed a reward system:
The easiest way is to reward the puppy with a small candy that can be chewed. These tasty rewards don’t take time or distract your puppy from training.
- Sometimes, simply playing fetch or tug of war may be enough reward to reinforce his friendly behavior.
- Another good reward system, albeit a bit more sophisticated, is click training. This system allows you to communicate more easily with what your puppy is successful at, by pressing the pecker and serving candy when he does something you like.
Choose the hoop and chain:
It’s best to start with a thin, light collar that allows your puppy to get used to having something around his neck.
There is no need to get any collars to choke on him, especially since the puppy is small and shy.
Allow your puppy to get used to the collar:
It is not uncommon for puppies to become stressed the first time the collar is installed. Some puppies will have tantrums or try to chew. There are some general strategies you can try if your new boyfriend doesn’t like his collar.
- Distract the puppy: Try to place the hoop while playing with him or while you are out in the yard.
- Reward the puppy: Bring his favorite candy or toy with you and give it to him as soon as he puts on the hoop.
- Loosen up the hoop: The collar should be comfortable to his neck, not tight enough to cause discomfort.
Introduce him to the series:
This can also cause some puppies to go crazy, while others stop moving completely. The first time you tie the chain, place it on the ground around you and let it run.
Play with the puppy, or introduce him to another puppy and let them play while the chain is still attached to him, being careful not to trip over it.
Pick up the chain once in a while, summon your puppy, and give him some candy when he comes.
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Part2: Train the puppy on a chain
Create a calm environment:
Many puppies get excited at the sight of the leash and will bark, moan, or spin on itself. If this happens, stand completely quiet with the chain in your hand until he calms down. Remember to stay calm while walking, the puppy will feel the amount of effort you put in and will likely calm down if you lead by example.
Bring sweets with you:
You should get in the habit of handling your puppy a small, easy-to-chew candy during the training process. If the dessert is too large and chewing for a long time, it may interrupt the training process.
Some examples of good training desserts are hot dogs or small pieces of cheese.
Be supportive and patient:
Let the puppy adjust to being on a chain. If he seems nervous, lean in and pat him. You can also offer treats to the puppy while he walks.
Be patient with your puppy as he gets used to the chain, but not to the point where his bad behavior is rewarded.There are simple and effective ways to deal with the bad behavior without being upset.
Stop the Bad Behavior:
You can stop the development of bad habits by dealing with it every time it occurs. Remember, you don’t need to be angry and scream or hit the puppy. There are positive and constructive ways to reinforce good behavior without losing control of your temper. Here are some examples of frequent bad behavior and how to tackle them.
- As soon as this happens, the puppy will tighten the chain, stop walking and stand still. Don’t tighten the chain, just let the dog know that when he pulls it on, it’s not getting anywhere. Call your puppy and give him a treat when he comes. If you do it consistently and calmly every time he tucks, he will quickly learn not to do it.
- When the puppy refuses to walk, the puppy will sit down and refuse to walk. Take a few steps, call to him and offer him candy. Begin walking until your puppy resists again, and repeat the process. Once again, keep calm and consistency, the puppy will learn to enjoy walking in the presence of the leash.
This is the most important part of any puppy training method. Your puppy is enthusiastic and happy to learn, all he needs is for you to properly communicate your expectations. When you reward his good behavior and constantly stop his bad behavior, the dog will develop good behavior. However, if you are not consistent and let the puppy pull the chain repeatedly, he will have a hard time knowing what you want.
Part3: Continue training the puppy into puberty
Walk your dog frequently:
Continue to take your dog for walks several times a day if possible. This will allow to reinforce proper gait practice so that your dog does not forget to train it. Remember to remain patient and not reward bad behavior.
Shadow in front of him:
This proves that the control is up to you, and increases your dog’s familiarity with the chain. You may need to shorten it and stop moving if he tries to pull. Call him again, give him candy and repeat. Continue shortening the chain over time until he gets used to walking next to or directly behind you.
- Remember to stay calm and alert. Don’t play on your phone, get upset, or get angry.
Pay attention to other dog owners:
If you’ve been walking on a sidewalk or walkway and noticing another dog owner who appears nervous or vulnerable, be prepared to deal with his dog’s unacceptable behavior. Keep walking with your dog beside you. Reward him with candy if he doesn’t pull the chain in trying to play with the other dog.
Choose the right walking gear:
If your dog is constantly pulling, use a short chain (four to six feet). A non-stretching body kit can reduce the difficulty of the task, while a regular body kit encourages the dog to straighten normally. Avoid using retractable chains, which make training the dog more difficult. Choke chains and prong collars often provide no advantage, unless training is done with a professional, certified dog trainer.