How does the 'leave it' command work? I am working with my pups right now on 'come', and 'stay' commands and i hear a lot about the 'leave it'l command. How do you train on that command? I know i don't want to overload them at once with all these commands but i was just wondering how you do it? The 'sit' and 'stay' commands are going great and 'come' is starting to sink in a think. More work is going to be required on that one though!! :) I would like to know more about this 'leave it' command. Thank you!! :)
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Here is how I did it - I had a treat in both my hands and made certain that my puppy saw the treat in the right hand. I then 'dropped' the treat in my left. When the puppy went for it I said, "leave it" and then distracted her by giving her the treat in my right hand. I did this several times and soon my little one made the connection that if I said 'leave it' she was to look toward me and not to whatever she had in her sites. This was actually the easiest command for me to teach my puppies and took them only about 5 minutes for them to figure out. But it does take reinforcement - especially if what you have dropped is a sirlon.
yes the above is right! My dog does very well with leave it. She just graduated puppy class! I held the treat in my hand and said leave it. The second she left it alone I would give it to her and say take it. I also did this on the floor! Put the treat down and cover it. When they leave it alone say "Take it" and let them have it. Slowly increase the time before you give them the treat!
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