Hi all, Recently received a Mali pup, named Bodie (see my intro post). I’ve started the initial ‘Sit/Down/Stand’ commands using his mealtimes (for 5 mins max) as training sessions. Slow, but it’s coming along. However I think I have made a mistake…. as he doesn’t have his 2nd set of jabs yet, I need to keep him on the lead when in the garden, or attached to a long tether so he has some freedom. But now, he seems to see the tethered lead as a focal point of annoyance. I want to start some recall and stay training so I still need him on the lead. But he ends up just attacking it or chewing it, making it difficult to focus on the training task and thereby a bad association. does anyone have any techniques or methods I can use to ‘un-train’ his annoyance of the lead? FYI he’s only 9 weeks right now so I know I should have realistic expectations. thanks!