Why & How To Teach Your Puppy The “Leave It”
Hmmm… let me see? Nope, i can’t think of any reason why I might need to work on teaching my new puppy the ‘Leave It’ command. 😉
And then there’s this photo of my other daughter that I told you I’d try to get since I left her out of our last photo shoot.
Ginger and her look so sweet in the leaves don’t they?
Fast forward 30 seconds and ginger was latched onto her pant leg trying to play tug of war 😉 She was just playing of course, but it’s time for the ‘Leave It’ training to begin. The leave it command is the ONE command that will make your dog less annoying, and that you will use more then any other command, so it’s worth REALLY putting some effort into.
So I guess it’s time to bust out the good ole video camera and shoot you guys a video of Ginger’s (my new Golden Retriever) first ‘Leave It’ training session.
Actually… it is her 3rd session. I did this same drill for breakfast and dinner yesterday, and she’s a few seconds faster today but not much.
*Attention All Professional Video Editors*
Ok, I gotta put out the disclaimer on this one.
I have 3 kids ages 4 and under and this video was shot with all of them on the deck at the same time.
So if you can handle a little bit of baby babble, and a shaky camera as my wife tries to keep our 10month old daughter from leaping to her impending doom, this video actually does show you a great drill that I always recommend to my clients as the 1st steps towards teaching a puppy the ‘leave it’ command.
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