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Mucho is now 3 months old and we'd like to start training him to accept and heel when on leash. He still has a 5-6 weeks before we are allowed to take him out on proper walks, but I'd like to start early.
So far we've introduced the collar with great success - we put it on whenever we go out and he will sit perfectly still with no fuss while we clip it on.
The leash however is a different thing:
* I tried letting him drag around the leash but he just stops and starts chewing it.
* I tried luring him around and that's hit and miss. Sometimes he just turns his head, grabs the leash and starts chewing again.
* I tried using both toys and food as lures but he generally doesn't like to be lured like that much. Maybe I should try when he's really hungry. It doesn't help that I have to bend down really low to get something in front of him.
Actually, the only thing that can lure him around is the flirt pole. I'm concerned though that he will see this as playtime and start lunging to grab the plushie.
Any other suggestions on what else to try?