It is important to keep training positive, fun, and age appropriate as far as length. puppy Bingley is 15 weeks old today and out for his first little leash walk. Bennett, an almost 4 year old English Toy Spaniel, is a great mentor. Walking nicely on a leash will be important as a therapy dog, as well as to be a good companion dog.
Once we leave the area near our house, and increase to an exercise pace and distance, Bing enjoys riding in the stroller where he can safely enjoy all the sights while being exposed to new people and noises.
We happened to be near the school as children were getting out, so the dogs got lots of attn from children of varying ages, as well as adults along our route. Both my dogs love children.
I love how Bingley is curious and learns so quickly, such as drinking from the sport top water bottle.