The Follow Me game will help to start building foundations for walking politely on leash. You want to teach your puppy that being near you is great – that’s where the reinforcement happens! As a bonus, this game is also great for continuing to build solid recalls, which becomes so important as your puppy gets older and starts finding more reinforcement in the environment than they did when they are a small puppy.
Start by facing your puppy. Take a step back, and mark when your puppy comes in close. Repeat over and over again! Practice this often in different environments.