I would put the collar on and just leave it on, he will get used to it. With the leash, I would start by attaching it to his collar and letting him drag it around the house. Once he's used to that, then I would pick up the end and follow him around a bit. Once he's comfortable with the leash inside I would take him outside and use very small treats to lure him along if necessary.
As far as the training, are you talking about crate training or potty training? And how old is Tator? You might be able to crate train him in two weeks, but if he's just a puppy he's probably going to take quite a bit longer to be 100% potty trained.
i've been doing the leash thing. I did that for a couple hours today and then took it off. I took him oustide with it still on his collar and let him walk around. He really doesn't like walking around outside for some reason. Probably just needs to get used to us I guess.
Yeah, I was planning on doing the crate training. I did that with Spud and he was about 3 months old when I got him. Tator is about the same age as Spud when I got him, so I'm hoping it works. We laid paper down because the breeder we got him from had paper in a huge cage with him and his other 5 brothers. I'm going to put him in his cage tonight when I go to bed and specifically told my mom not to let him out when he wimpers.