Using a leash to your best ability will make life for you and your dog so much easier. Here are a few tips that can help.
Firstly, get your dog a dog collar. This is necessary in order to make your dog comfortable and remove the feeling of being uneasy. Place them before you feed them or play with them. This will make them forget that you placed one. There will be a lot of times wherein they would try to remove it or even tear it apart but don’t freak out, this is normal, eventually they will get used to it.
When your dog get’s in the habit of wearing a collar, it is now time to move to having him on a leash. Your best bet for the first time is to be as light as possible so that it would not be too noticeable for him. Your dog should be able to relate it to something fun so play with him a bit and give him a few treats when you put on the leash.
When your dog reaches the stage of not minding being tied, the final stage is going for a walk. A lot of people make the mistake of running with their dog, don’t do that. If your dog runs, stop and give your dog a signal that he should do the same, then proceed to trying to walk with him again. When he walks at your pace, reward good behavior, so make sure you have toys and treats at the ready.
Repeating these steps will help your dog with the leash transition.