2 people, each ready with treats in their pockets/pouches
One wild, wiry pup!
Safety: Practice indoors (ideally in places with traction) or outdoors either on a long line or in a safely fenced area. Avoid playing this game on slippery surfaces or in the rain to avoid excited puppy injuries.
First person will call your pup’s name, “________, touch!”
When they come, throw your hand down for a hand touch. When your puppy touches their nose to your hand, say “yes!” And give them a treat!
Now the second person can repeat the exercise from Step #1 to create a relay.
Repeat until *just* before you suspect your puppy will start tiring of the game! This is a GREAT way to tire your pup out AND teach a solid recall at the same time.
If you find your pup not interested, either try again later, or increase the value of the treats. I like bits of cooked chicken breast or steak. In a pinch lunchmeat or cheese is ok once in a while too.