Basic Training

VIDEO: How to Teach “Leave It!” in Under a Minute

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Leave it is arguably one of the most important cues you can teach your dog, both as part of a basic set of good dog manners and also from a safety standpoint. As dogs explore the world around them using their mouths, it’s important that they learn when Mom or Dad says “leave it!” they listen. From bestselling author and dog training expert, Paul Owens, here is a simple and effective method for teaching the ‘Leave it’ cue.

Find this and other important, easy, and fun training tips in ‘Welcome Home – The Ultimate Training Guide for Newly-Adopted Puppies and Dogs‘ with bestselling author and positive dog training expert Paul Owens.

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  1. Avatar Of Bradley Tinnon

    Bradley Tinnon

    says:

    How can you teach them to not approach a snake when you’re away ?

    • Avatar Of Paul Owens Paul Owens says:

      Teach leave it associated with snake visual, adding progressions of movement; teach olfactory (snake smell) leave it; teach auditory (rattle) leave it. Then combine all three. I taught dogs to then back up immediately, away from each stimulus until the behavior became habitual.

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