When I can, I bring one of the pups into the house to do a bit of basic training and get them used to the collar and leash. I don’t leave a collar on any of the pups since they are still really playful. Right now I am working with basic sit and working on the down with them. I am baking home made treats, so they really want to work for me!
For now, I am luring them into the sit or down position by holding a treat above and just a little behind their nose for the sit, or moving down between their paws and then pulling it slowly away from them to encourage them to lie down. After they start responding well to that, then I will add the commands “sit” and “down.” I’ll see if I can get a video or two up sometime later this week showing how I do it.
In the meantime, here’s some snapshots of Colt and Nellie.