Marker: sound/hand signal that pinpoints the moment your dog earns a treat. Clicker or "yes"/thumbs up works. Be quick and accurate for effective teaching.
Prepare your dog for outdoor adventures: Get them comfortable with collar, leash, and harness. Start indoors, use treats, and praise. Slowly introduce each item.
Gain your dog's attention before walking: Capture eye contact, mark, and reinforce. Repeat for association. Use cue like "look" or "eyes" before they look at you.
Prevent pulling: Take backward steps, dog follows, mark, reinforce, praise. Increase distance gradually. Alternate with forward steps, reward for staying close.
Teach "come" on leash: Toss treat, pup eats, faces you. Say "come," mark, and reinforce as they move towards you. Repeat as a game.
Progress to neighborhood walks: Start with short distance, gradually increase. Constantly mark and reinforce. Practice makes perfect. Stay positive and persistent!
Guide puppy behavior: Avoid encouraging unwanted actions. Train puppy consistently. Prevent future nuisances.
Prevent accidents and damage: Confine or tether puppy when unsupervised.
Crate training tips: Feed meals in crate. Close door while eating, open after. Gradually increase time. Take it slowly, avoid spooking pup.