Let Your Puppy Explore His Collar
Before you attempt to put a collar on your puppy, you should let him explore it long enough to ensure him that it will not harm him. This may even involve letting him chew on one.
Place The Collar on Your Pup:
Place the collar on your pup. If he panics, take it off. You do not want him to become afraid of it. Try putting it on him a few times per day for a short period of time, but take it off if he seems overwhelmed by it.
When He is Ready:
Once your puppy is able to leave his collar on for an extended period of time, you will want him to get comfortable with it before you begin leash training. Give him at least a week or two, before you attach a leash.
Charlene Little is the mother of three wonderful boys and a volunteer foster mom for her local animal shelter. She enjoys working with various breeds of dogs and cats in learning social behavior, training, and how to be the successful member of a fur-ever family. She enjoys studying animals' behavior and finding solutions to behavior problems that the everyday person can handle. She covers topics from various forms of aggression and small problem behaviors. Every problem behavior has a solution, and the solution is never to give up on your pet! Love, kindness, and small adjustments could be just what you need.