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1, 2, 3, treat!

Helping your dog when they need it is Partnership at its best. It comes from our popular Lead Walking Ninja course in Club Dogwood – and its brilliance is in its simplicity.

Game 2 –  1, 2, 3, treat!

For when you need to move past a distraction on walks. The distraction could be another dog, a person, or a half-eaten sandwich!

Start stationary. 

  • Count ‘one, two, three’ out loud and give a treat on ‘three’.
  • Repeat, repeat, repeat.
  • Once your dog starts looking at you on ‘one’, you’re ready to start walking. 

Now add steps

  • Take 3 steps, counting out loud as you go. On the third step, give your dog a treat. 
  • Repeat, repeat, repeat. 

What’s great is that ‘one’ becomes a predictor of ‘two’ becomes a predictor of ‘three’. Your dog will start anticipating the third step and focus on you from the moment you start counting.

Learn more Ninja moves from our Lead Walking Ninja course here.