Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lee's Summit, MO (formally Franklin, MA)
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As puppies, I had leashes on my dogs in the house, not to tether them, but to control them. Brady until he was about six months old and MacKenzie until she was about 8 months old.
I would tether them to me at times, like when I was cooking dinner or sometimes just when I was sitting down watching TV. This helped when I didn't necessarily want to crate them at that time, but wanted them near me so I could keep an eye on them, especially during housebreaking.
Most of the time it just made things easier to control them, they would drag their leash, and I would have something to quickly grab and control them when they were heading in a room they were not yet allowed, chasing a cat or when Brady was a landshark to my kids.
Marie, Brady, MacKenzie and Sailor