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Learning to walk on a leash
Lucy is almost 10 weeks now and will be getting her 2nd vaccinations on Saturday. I haven't really had her on a leash much in the last 2 weeks because she's been too small for her harness and I haven't been able to walk her outside my house yet due to not having her vaccines (city living).
Lucy sees the leash as a toy and bites it and uses it in a tug of war game with me (I don't play back). I'm trying to practice in the house so we can start taking walks soon. What's the best way to get her to see the leash not as a game or play toy? I tried giving her treats to follow me, but that didn't work to get her to drop the leash. As soon as she's done eating a treat she goes right back to grabbing at the leash even when I hold it tight.
Right now she's running around like a manic with the leash on...