Ferrets love to explore their surroundings. They can wander far if you let them loose. You may let them go around the yard to have some sunshine, but if there is not any form of restraint, your pet can get easily harmed or may get into trouble any time soon. To make sure that your pet stays safe even while it stays outside for some air, I suggest you train it on how to use a harness and leash for ferrets. This simple guide will teach you how to do it.
NOT all ferrets would like to wear a leash
There are ferrets that enjoy exploring around with their owner and a harness or a leash on. There are those who may not want to wear one at the beginning of the training but will eventually get used to it. In time, they get to tolerate the idea of wearing a harness, so they will just follow what they are told to do to wear either a harness or a leash properly. There are also some ferrets that just won’t wear one, no matter what you do to teach them how. If your ferret is one of those, you can’t just force it to wear a harness. You may find your pet twisting or stretching just to let the harness off its body and legs.
Guide to Training a Ferret to Wear a Harness
It will be easier to train your pet ferret while it is still young. You can start training your furry friend as early as on its 10th week. The best way to do the training is within a confined space or at home. Make sure that you introduce the leash to your pet gradually. It will take a while before your ferret will get used to it, so just be patient. Give your pet some time to get adjusted to it. Reward your ferret by giving it food treats every time it shows a positive behavior during the training. Make the training time a fun time that your furry friend will look forward to. (more…)