Step 1: Set up

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For all steps, do only 2-3 repetitions each day. Make sure each rep is done at a random time and in a random context. Praise your dog during approach (happy talk) and reward them generously with treats every single time you say your cue. Be consistent with your cue and tone of voice. If your dog does not come to you after much prompting, do not repeat your cue! Go to them, leash them up and walk them away from the distractions. Next time, try when there are less distractions present and work your way back up to this context.

Remember, never engage in “catch me if you can” games. This will harm your progress.