When Nyx first came she was a timid, nervy little girl.
When we ate and she caught our eye, she would immediately cower and look away. I leapt on this and threw her treats whenever we made eye contact.
Over the next week, as she gained confidence, she was far happier to sit right by me and maintain eye contact whilst I ate / had food.
About six days in she started trying to walk up to my food as I was eating, and I was like ‘yay, finally, normal puppy behaviour!‘ And then the real training began.
I started teaching her a STOP / no closer signal, and started rewarding her for keeping her distance and being patient even when my food was right in front of her.
She is showing some killer impulse control, and here are some pics of Little Miss doing well 🙂