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Hi everyone,

I picked up a new 14 week old chihuahua puppy this past weekend...The past two days I have been trying to introduce the leash to him, but as soon as I attach it he braces his whole body and if the slightest touch is applied to the leash he tries to back up. I've tried standing beside him and cupping my hand behind his bum to encourage him, tried coaxing with toys and treats but nothing I'm doing can convince him to even take a step.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'd like to get this guy walking a.s.a.p.! Thanks so much!!
 

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Try putting it on, give a treat, take it right back off.do this a few times a day. Once he is comfy with that, increase the time, treat, take it back off. It may take a while. My yorkie was scared of it too at first. I had to teach her to walk on a harness- which is best for smaller dogs- in the house, just a couple steps at a time. Good luck!
 
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