Imagine your puppy stuck by you like glue whenever you wanted them to be. With one magic command, you could attach an imaginary bungee cord around your pup and they would keep close behind you. Follow the leader is not only a fun game to play with your new friend. It also teaches them great off-leash skills and creates a strong bond between you and your puppy.
Training a puppy to play follow the leader is pretty easy, especially for puppies under five months. At that age, your puppy has a natural inclination to follow you around and will likely take well to the game. Puppies older than five months can still get the hang of this game, though it may take a little longer. The best place to start working on this game is in a fenced yard. If you don't have a yard, this game can still work in the house, as long as you have a fair amount of room to work with.
For the most part, all you need to train your puppy to play follow the leader is some yummy treats and a space to play in. You can also use household items to set up obstacles for your puppy to follow you around, such as chairs, boxes, cones, or even trees in the yard. Some puppies will respond better to this game if they are attached to a harness and leash, but many will follow you naturally without needing a lead.