14) We started leash training when she was about 9 weeks old, and she fought me and lagged behind at first. Now she leads with gusto. This is a good sign. The problem will arise soon when she begins forging ahead and tugging me along. She needs to be in position with a loose leash. Sunshine is feisty and willful and I am certain we have battles in the future over were she will walk. She already has the swagger of a lioness.