Slowly take a step back. If your dog stays seated, praise them and give them the treat or toy.
Once your dog is reliably staying for a short period of time, start increasing the distance you take a step back.
Once your dog is reliably staying in a low-distraction environment, start adding distractions, such as other people or animals.
Teaching your dog to stay takes time and patience. Don't get discouraged if your dog doesn't get it right away. Just keep practicing and be consistent.
By following these tips, you can teach your dog to stay, even in distracting environments. This is a valuable command that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as keeping your dog safe while you're crossing the street or waiting at the vet's office.
Feed your puppy all of their meals in the crate to help them associate it with positive experiences.
Gradually increase the amount of time you leave your puppy in the crate with the door closed.