One of the best exercises I’ve always done with Wille, and still do, is to always ask him to come with me inside after we have been on a walk even if he wants to stay outside a little longer.
Wille often stops, when we have been on our walk and are on our way to go inside, and just looks at me. I know him well and that means he wants to stay outside for a little while. If I would just let him get his way we would eventually have a problem with him thinking that he doesn’t need to come in with me when I want to. I would probably have to chase him around the neighborhood yelling WILLE!! And that is not a problem I would like to have with my dog. So if I don´t mind staying outside a few more minutes I usually ask him to come with me into the hallway. Sometimes I even close the door. When he does stand in the hallway with me, I tell him that he can go out again and he often turns around and runs out through the door. With one eye on me to see if I am following him. It is not fun outside if I am not with him. This means that he gets the world’s greatest reward when he does what I want him to do.
Great for when you have no treats with you and want to reward your dog. Do you have a reward for your dog that is not treats or food?