I leash trained in the backyard. Yes, my puppy didn't want to walk on the leash, whined, pulled backward and laid down in the grass. I just knelt down and encouraged him to come to me. When he did he got praise and we started walking again. I repeated the cycle as needed, but for no more than 5 to 10 minutes at a time always trying to end on a positive note. He either walked to me or actually walked beside me on the leash. He is 4 months now and heels very well on a leash. It does take some time, several sessions and patience.
Riley - 11/05/2012-8/30/2013
He will always be in my heart.