This video shows me getting my latest puppy Epic comfortable and well mannered wearing a harness and leash. Without prior training and just putting on a harness and leash and “seeing what happens” usually ends in something the handler won’t like. Some things that could happen is that the dog could have an immediate negative experience to wearing the gear, backing away from it or perhaps biting at the harness and leash and that can turn into a habit. The best solution is proactive behavior management. Show the puppy what TO do. Reinforce what you want FIRST to get the ball rolling than take the risk of one trial learning where the puppy finds out he loves playing tug with his leash and your pant legs when you go for a walk. Letting an animal rehearse a behavior makes it more likely to happen than if the animal was set up to never think about doing the behavior at all.
00:00 Working with my own puppy with the leash for the first time
10:46 The leash pressure game tutorial
19:07 Game to teach your dog to enjoy putting his head in the harness
23:33 Stop biting the leash, clothes and shoes
Video tutorials mentioned:
Attention Game- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiziN7mluz8
Leash walking reinforcing for standing next to you – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voW2Vkq0u6Q
Direction changes- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo-L2qtD7MQ
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