Step 1: Train with neutral object


Begin by placing a neutral object (a can, a pen, a cell phone, or any small easily managed object) in your hand and keep it behind your back. Bring the object out where your dog can see it. When your dog glances at the object, click or say “YES!!”, then reach into your pouch and feed a treat. Put the object back behind your back. Repeat until your dog ‘gets it’ and begins to purposely look at the object to get clicked.