So lately we've been trying out leaving Dallas uncrated while we take short little trips to the store or other places where we'll only be gone like 30 minutes or so. He's been doing really well in not destroying things so obviously our hope is to one day leave him uncrated all day, as he still is sleeping in his crate at night [prefers it almost as he has gotten used to it being HIS bed].
Anyway, the issue I have is that whenever we get ready to go he darts towards the door & no matter how many times I have tried training him to sit by the door while we walk uot, he just won't do it. He will sit & wait with the door wide open [when we plan on taking him with us] until we say "break" allowing him to come outside with us. However, if he notices his leash/collar aren't on & we're trying to leave without him, no amount of treats have stopped him from trying to dart out the door with us.
Just wondering if anyone had tips on how to train him to sit & watch us walk out the door without making a mad dash behind us!