Basic Training

VIDEO: Is Your Dog a Thief? Here’s How to Stop the Stealing!

VstealingOne thing that can really stink is when you put your food down for a moment to go and grab something and you come back to a plate that looks like it was just ran through the dishwasher. Has this ever happened to you?

This is a fairly common problem that can not only be disappointing, it can potentially be dangerous depending on what the food item is. The video below describes a step by step guide on how to get your dog to stop doing this. It consists of using a “leave it” cue and a little bit of practice. This can work for food left on kitchen tables, coffee tables, or even counters.

In this video I am discussing how to teach your dog how to leave your food alone while you get up and walk away. If your dog doesn’t currently know “leave it” give this video a watch for some help first! Teaching a solid “Leave it”

Kevin is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (  and is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator through the American Kennel Club. He currently resides in Ohio with his dog, V, a six-year-old Shepherd/Lab mix, where he operates All Dogs Go To Kevin, LLC, specializing in helping build positive relationships between humans and their canine companions using clear communication, not pain and fear. For more training tips and tricks, and to meet his amazing dog, V,  follow him on Facebook by clicking here.




  1. Nick

    Sep 16, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Cool video I have 3 dogs mix poms
    Any suggestions ?

  2. Keith Dolder

    Sep 16, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Great video-easy to follow steps & they’re logical, too.

  3. [email protected]

    Sep 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I really like your methods Kevin !! You seem so calm and it rubs off on the dog ! You make it seem like even I could do it…and I like that ! Thanks

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