Are You A Leash Pro? All Cats Dogs Featured Lifestyle Lifestyle - Cats Lifestyle - Dogs Training Training - Cats Training - Dogs / Welcome to Are You A Leash Pro? First and foremost, when you start leash training your pup, make sure you: walk as far as possible, so you can tire him out and make him forget all about the leash. start with very short distances, to get him used to the leash. To train your pup to sit before the walk, you can: hold a treat over his head, then move it back toward his ears and neck, which naturally causes him to sit. push his butt down. It's the only way. A back clip harness can be a good choice because: your pup will look super stylish as he struts his stuff! it's comfortable and easy on his neck. When leash training a cat, a bungee leash can be a good choice because: cats are adrenaline junkies and need to be prepared for any bungee jumping opportunities. cats move differently than dogs and it's a better choice for their walking style. To acclimate your feline friend to a harness, the easiest way is to: slowly introduce it to her while she eats, until she gets used to seeing and feeling it. pretend it's an airplane and make it fly onto her body while making loud sound effects. Keeping your dog chained up or tethered to stationary objects for long periods of time is: an excellent way to teach him to get used to wearing a leash. cruel and can foster aggression and anxiety in your fur baby. When it comes to dog walks, collars are: meant only to hold vaccination and ID tags. perfectly fine to attach a leash to so that your dog can try to strangle himself as he drags you down the street. When first training your pup: a standard leash is best, as it allows greater control and ease of training. use a retractable leash, because watching your dog tie itself to your legs is a great bonding activity.