Starting training as early as possible his the best option when getting a puppy accustom to a lead. We start our pups in the house and let them walk on their own without being directed first. That gets them used to the lead around the neck and actually moving with it on. The next step is to get them to follow you being baited with a yummy treat.
Today we are up to that step with little Georgie and we used a slice of american cheese. There was a bit of stopping and staring but all in all he did a fabulous job. We hope to have him in the ring next year and these are the first steps in getting him there.