Hello everyone, Hope your day is going well. I have a question about collars on puppies. Well let me tell you what happened last several nights in row.
We have two small pitt bulls that are only 8 weeks old. They are inside dogs and they sleep alot looks like they might be lazy. We try to get them to go outside and play but they cry cause they want back in. Anyways we decided that i could start talking them for walks. We bought some collars and put them on them no problem. But when we put the leash on, oh my god it was like we were killing them. We didnt move or anything but just stood there and both of them started crying and yellling out loud like it was bloody murder. They were flipping and going around in circles. We told them it was ok that nobody was going to hurt them and even gave them some doggie treats but it didnt work either. They would not stop either until it was off of them. I have two other dogs that are use to it and didnt have this problem with them. This is a first for me. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to break them in?
My suggestion is to get flat buckle collars and a light leash, let them wear them around the house for a few hours each day, start off slowly and work your way up. Remember to praise them when they move about dragging the leash, also ONLY do this when you can supervise them as they could get tangled and hurt.
At 8 weeks I wouldn't really bother. The leashes would most likely turn into chew toys. Since it's a good long whle until you can actually walk them around the block, I wouldn't even be worrying about it yet.
When puppies are 8 weeks they are not nearly vaccinated enough to go on walks. Don't expect them to want to play a lot because they are still very young and sleeping is what they enjoy. Just place them on a leash and let them drag it around inside the house WITH SUPERVISION so they don't choke. They will get so used to having a leash on that when they are old enough to go on walks they won't even know that a leash is on them. Is it really hot now where you live. Maybe you should just give them time to get used to the outdoors. I wish you good luck. Have a nice day.