Taffie is 4 months old and practiced her loose leash walking in a very distracting off leash park environment today. She rocked her "come" when there were dogs running all around her and did awesome "leave it". She kept checking in with her person and responded beautifully to her name when other dogs got in her space! She even did some basic level sit/stays in that busy environment.
So proud today!
This is why I like to begin as soon as possible with new puppies. The sooner we can begin reinforcing foundation behaviours such as name, come, stay, follow me, touch, leave it, the more time there is for them to develop into habits. If you have a solid foundation it's a bit easier to guide your puppy through adolescence - a time when he seems to forget all he knew as well as tests boundaries