Using a Puppy Collar for Training

Putting a collar on your puppy: Some puppies automatically react negatively when the owner is putting their collar on for the first time. Some puppies become frightened, desperate and they wiggle around trying to escape from the strange sensation they feel on their necks. One way to avoid this whole big drama from happening is by giving your puppy his collar a day before and letting him play with it so that his odor impregnates itself on it. Doing this will allow the puppy to accept it in a calmer way, even though he might feel some discomfort due to this new feeling and thing around his neck. After this you will be able to put the collar on the puppy while he is inside the house, always loosely until he gets completely used to it. After this, little by little you can go tightening it so that when you go out of the house, he will feel comfortable and follow you without any problem.

Walking your puppy: When taking your puppy out for a walk you will need to put a collar and leash on your puppy. You should put thecollar and leashon him in a very enthusiastic and encouraging way telling the puppy"let's go for a walk" "Come on", "Let's go" etc. If the puppy becomes resistant due to fear, don't force him by pulling or grabbing at him. Go in front of the dog and call him to come to you lovingly instilling trust in him. Remember that it is your job as the owner of the puppy to ensure the safety of your pet before taking him out on the street etc. Place your puppy next to your left leg and hold the leash with your right hand crossing it in front of your body. Grab onto the leash with your left hand as well in order to have better control over the puppy that must walk next to you on your left side with out crossing in front of your legs or in a disorderly manner. If from the very beginning you train your puppy adequately, you will not have any problems when he grows to be an adult. Teach your puppy to "Heel", "Let's go", "Heel", "Let's go", at the same time by slightly pulling on the collar so that the puppy gets used to following you. Repeat this every time the puppy stops but make sure not to drag him; the puppy must walk freely, even if he goes really slowly. Praise him all the time, and continue to stimulate him to go on.

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