Myraellen, to get Lotta to pay attention to you although the toy is there you are going to have to add distance between Lotta and the toy and control her access to the toy during the training session. The easiest way for you to do this is probably for you to START training outside. Take Lotta (on her lead), your clicker, treats and a toy. Find a fairly quiet space to work outside. Put the toy on the ground and walk away to a distance where Lotta starts to lose interest in it. Click and treat Lotta whenever: she stops pulling towards the toy she stops gazing at the toy she looks at you she looks at the toy and looks away she does any simple command you give her (eg/sit, down, spin) If you can't click and treat her at least 6-10 times in a minute you are too close to the toy. Move a little further away. When she is ignoring the toy at this distance take a step closer to the toy and start again clicking and treating the same things as before, when she is successful most of the time again take another step closer. If she starts to focus too much on the toy take a step away from it again. As Lotta gets better at this you can keep getting closer and closer until you are standing on the toy as Lotta is working with you. Also to make it more difficult for Lotta you can: walk back and forth past the toy hold the toy throw the toy you can add more toys add better toys That is stage 1 of training Lotta to work around toy distractions.