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How much excerise can a 6 month old have?

How to train him on a lead?

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Walking
by: Anonymous

At 6 months you can do 2-3 walks of no more then 30 minutes. One of the those walks you can substitute for obedience drills which can be just as tiring as a walk.
To train on a lead, I would first start just walking around the house with the leash in hand, and your puppy trotting along side you. When he is walking along on a loose leash give him plenty of praise, petting and even some treats. When he strains on the leash, stop immediately. Don't yank him back over to you with the leash, just call him back over to you and praise him when he comes. Never ever keep walking when your puppy is pulling on the leash, this only rewards his behavior and reinforces the habit. Your puppy has to learn that when he pulls on the leash, he gets nowhere. If he wants to continue walking, it has to be by your side on a loose leash. The same rule applies if your puppy sits down when you are walking. Don't yank him forward towards you, just call him over and reward him when he arrives. Then set off walking again with your puppy by your side.

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