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Teaching 8 week old puppy to walk on leash

September 2nd, 2005, 04:49 AM
Hi, Everyone
I just "aquired" an 8 week old Yellow Lab puppy (oh, I know, how cuuuute!)
The problem is that I can't find in any books to teach her to walk on a leash. I don't want her walking me instead of me walking her when she weighs 65 pounds. Is it too early to start that training process?

September 2nd, 2005, 08:53 AM
I think it's a bit early for leash walking, maybe just try getting her used to having the leash on for now, in and around your home.

congrats on the new pup!

September 2nd, 2005, 09:12 AM
We had Gomez walking outside on a leash at 8 weeks, and we started puppy class at 9 weeks, so maybe that's an option for you, he took to the leash right away, although we still have issues sometimes with pulling and scavenging -

Try attaching a house leash to the puppy and to yourself so he follows you everywhere in the house, that teaches him to stay with you and to get used to the leash...

September 3rd, 2005, 11:01 AM
i agrre with gomez it is never to early we had our patches leash trained early and she was also house broke by 3 months {we did have a few accidents after that but not many} just take your time and be patient i always say.