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Old 01-06-2013, 06:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I started Khloee right away, but slowly. I put the harness and connected the leash to it while we were inside for a few minutes each day so she could get used to the weight of it. I don't want to take her out on walks until she has all her vaccines (1 left), but I knew she would need to be semi-acclimated for puppy classes.

I had the same problem as a lot of people on here about harnesses and collars (for ID) fitting , and actually went through 3 sets that were sized XXS but still too big! But then I was at petco and found a line specifically for toy breeds and puppies! I want to buy a buddy belt eventually, but until then, that line is a god send!
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I let them drag it for 15-20 minutes...I try to include lots of play time to distract the dog.
I also train with a treat for the dog to stick their head into the lead. That way any time I hold a leash my dog will come running to me for it - good safety
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