Tracking Your Training Progress: Baby Steps to Success

Whatever you are working on — whether sit, down, stand, or come — you can use the same formula to work with treats. This chart helps you track the sequence your training should take and helps you phase out the treats when the time is right. As you reach each level, check off your progress. Print out this page and then use it for each behavior you are working on.

My Puppy and I are working on: ____________________________________________________________________________

Treat every correct response Become unpredictable in treating correct response Phase out treats
Practice in the house with no distractions 1 2 3
Practice in the house with distractions 4 5 6
Practice in the yard 7 8 9
Practice out in public 10 11 12