Learning the 'Leave It' Command

Learning the 'Leave It' Command

Introduction The 'Leave It' command is crucial for preventing dogs from picking up or eating dangerous items. It’s an essential part of a dog’s safety training.

Teaching 'Leave It'

  1. Start with a Treat in Hand: Hold a treat in a closed fist and let your dog sniff it.
  2. Wait for Disinterest: Say 'Leave It' and wait until they lose interest in your hand.
  3. Reward When Ignored: When they move away from your hand, reward them with a treat from the other hand.
  4. Increase Difficulty: Practice with the treat on the floor and covered by your hand, gradually making it more challenging.
  5. Consistency and Patience: Practice regularly and be consistent with the command and reward.

Conclusion Teaching your dog to 'Leave It' is vital for their safety and can prevent many dangerous situations.

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