When Tipper, my Schipperke, was less than a year old, we took him on a trip. At every rest stop and night time stops, I took him out on leash with my older Schipperke, Andy. As we walked, I would say: Stop. They would stop, I would walk up to where they were and give them a treat. Sometimes, instead of a treat, I would just say, ok, let’s go. We probably did that exercise 5 or 6 times as we walked. And being a pup, I took Tip out 5 -7 times every day.
One night, I accidently dropped Tip’s leash. He started for the Expressway, not very far away. I said – Stop. And he stopped. I picked up the leash and said: let’s go get treats! It took awhile for my heart beat to slow down, but Tipper did what we had practiced. Those short training sessions saved Tip’s life. I hope you can find time to add in short training sessions for your dog. One or two minutes, 3 – 5 times a day. See what your dog can learn.