Golden Retriever Leash Training.
When your Golden retriever puppy arrives home for the very first time, you will be tempted to ‘baby’ it, since it is so cute, small and cuddly. However, this will lead to an untrained and very spoiled Golden retriever dog and in the long run will end up with many different behavior problems that will be more difficult to retrain once the Golden retriever dog is older and the habits are established. “Golden Retriever Leash Training” will be one of these issues. Training your Golden retriever to accept a leash is much easier when they are a puppy, as they are much smaller and easier to handle. When a Golden retriever dog is older, it becomes much more difficult to train it to the leash since it is substantially much more able to pull you around and cause problems.
Golden Retriever Leash Training : Steps to be taken
The first step to Golden Retriever leash training is to get your new puppy used to wearing a collar. When your puppy is first introduced to a collar, they will more often than not try to remove it off of their neck by scratching at it, rolling around or by using other means to try and remove it. It can be excruciating to watch this process but it’s very important not to remove the collar until your puppy has calmed down and becomes distracted by something else. That way they will know that they cannot get the collar removed by these type of behaviors and that the collar can come on or off at any time.
The next step in Golden Retriever leash training is to do the same sort of process with the leash. The leash should be attached to the Golden Retriever puppy’s collar and the puppy should be able to drag it around with him while they are playing. Soon enough, they will forget the leash, just as they did the collar, which is when you will be ready to move to the next step. One other important thing to remember with this step is to never leave your Golden Retriever puppy unsupervised while dragging the leash around, in case they get caught on something.
The last step in Golden retriever leash training is to start to hold on to the end of the leash and walking around the house with your puppy. The leash should always be loose between the dog and yourself, so that the dog is always walking right by your side. If your Golden Retriever puppy starts to pull, you should immediately stop walking and call your puppy so that they come back to your side. Once that happens, then you can start to walk again, continuing as long as your puppy remains at your side with the leash hanging loosely. Your Golden Retriever puppy should receive a lot of praise when they are doing it well so that they learn that walking that way is enjoyable.