Teaching your dog to “leave it” puts temptation right under his nose, but it’s well worth persevering with.
How to teach “Leave it”
- As they were with “No!”, dog-training discs can also be used to teach a “Leave it” command.
- Put something tasty on a table, within your dog’s reach. Tell him to “Leave it”, count to three, and then give him a treat (but not the one that he has been told to leave).
- If he goes to take the treat, sound the discs.
- Over several practise sessions, increase the time your dog has to wait before he is given a treat.
Teaching basic commands is an excellent way to create clear communication and to bond with your dog.
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