hi! I have had a springer spaniel, and then a chihuahua mix as pets before. When we got the springer she was ready crate and house trained so we just worked on leash walking and used an easy lead front clip harness (she was 3yrs). When we brought the chi home (8 weeks) we kept her in a harness and tethered so house training would be easier. However I never got her walking well (loose leashed) the way I would have liked. She wasn't distracted when walking but wld keep the leash tight. It didn't matter if I had the leash fully extended or right at my side. I would appreciate tips/suggest for spoos. Is keeping them tethered as a puppy a bad idea? I feel it really helped with our house manners. But now wondering if it caused confusion for our walks..