We’re going to begin building foundations for walking politely on a leash. This exercise will help teach your dog that being near you is great! That’s where the reinforcement happens!
Take a step or two away from your dog, tap your hip or thigh a couple of times. When your dog comes into your side, mark and reward, and repeat!
If you’d like to use a verbal cue, say your chosen word or phrase (“tap tap,” “to me,” “with me,” etc.) while tapping.