New Dog? Socialize

New to you or puppy, your dog needs to explore with you calmly by his side. Even leashes can be confusing.

Training Tips Kids Can Do

I suggest first using the leash in a quiet room and letting it drag behind your dog. You pet and reward your dog for accepting the leash.

He can sniff it, he can lick it. But don’t let him chew on it.

This young dog got so tangled up and confused, he wrapped the leash around his new dad and nearly knocked the man over.

Hey, where did my dad go?

Hey, where did my dad go?

About Deborah Taylor-French

I blog for dog adoption and animal welfare "save dogs' lives and dog lovers' sanity. Fetch my blog at I write mysteries are full of action, dog characters, humor and animal rescue. Deborah has been a guest artist for California’s Artists in the Schools, holds an M.A. from UCLA and has led numerous educational arts workshops. She has parented five adopted dogs. She is a member of the California Writers Club.
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2 Responses to New Dog? Socialize

  1. ILoveDogs says:

    This is similar to what I did with Pierson when he was first introduced to a leash. Luckily, he took to it right away. Now that he is more confident and excited about a leash, he tends to get tangled in it more! It’s all the jumping around… His silly dance as I call it.

    • Yes, for the first 15 minutes of wearing a leash, Dawn and Nabisco gayly pranced, pulled and acted like kids just let out to play. Once their first excitment passed, they showed their training and were a pleasure to walk.

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