Four on the Floor – Layer 3

Objective:   To reduce the level of reinforcement to after the interaction with the person

Step by Step Instructions Comments
Reinforce your puppy after the interaction with the person
As the person approaches and interacts with your puppy or dog, is your puppy keeping their paws on the ground? If yes, continue with the next step

If no, go back to the 2nd layer

Allow the person to approach and interact with your puppy, if the paws stay on the ground the whole time, mark with a ‘yes’ and give a treat Continue to reinforce the puppy for what you want
When to Advance  
When your puppy can keep their feet on the ground during an interaction with another person
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