Teaching your dog to “check in” with you

  • Start practicing in a non distracting environment
  • Watch your dog, without talking or saying anything to your dog as soon as your dog orients toward you or looks at you – mark/treat

Verbally praise your dog and take your attention off your dog for a moment

Removing eye contact gives your dog permission to return to visually exploring the environment

Reinforce every time your dog “checks in” with you, they will do it more and more.