This first step can begin as soon as your puppy arrives at his new home.
All it involves is getting your young pup familiar with and comfortable wearing a collar. Place it on your puppy when you feed him or as you are playing, this provides a bit of a distraction from the collar.
Step 3Please read this article for leash training older dogs. You can also teach your puppy or older dog to walk on a loose leash using a clicker - loose leash walking.
Now that your puppy is comfortable in his collar and with the leash, it is time to pick up the other end of the leash. All it takes to achieve this is to follow the above steps, then apply some patience and persistence. Don't yank him back over to you with the leash, just call him back over to you and praise him when he comes. Then set off walking again with your puppy by your side. The result is a nice loose leash hanging down between you and your dog. At this early stage you will probably find that your puppy loves to follow you around everywhere - use this to your advantage. If he wants to continue walking, it has to be by your side on a loose leash.
To start with just walk around the house with the leash in hand, and your puppy trotting along side you.When he is walking along on a loose leash give him plenty of praise, petting and even some treats. Make these first leash training sessions short, sharp and fun. Your puppy has to learn that when he pulls on the leash, he gets nowhere.
Never ever keep walking when your puppy is pulling on the leash, this only rewards his behavior and reinforces the habit. Don't yank him forward towards you, just call him over and reward him when he arrives. The same rule applies if your puppy sits down when you are walking. When he strains on the leash, stop immediately. This method of training a puppy to walk on a leash is suited to very young puppies, it requires no pulling from you or your dog.