This exercise will teach your dog to remain still and wait for a reward when you need to handle him for grooming or medical reasons and also to accept accidental inappropriate
The goal is to have your dog take his attention away from an object of interest when you cue “leave it”. This is important when the item of interest is unsafe, such dropped medication and is also a useful self-control exercise.
Why teach a dog to “drop it”?
If you have a young puppy, you know the answer to this – it’s because they frequently have something valuable or dangerous in their mouths! The goal is that when you cue “drop it”,
Why teach your dog to come to you? This is the ultimate in safety cues! If your dog ever escapes the home you will want to have a solid foundation for this behavior to potentially
“What is a clicker training?”
A clicker is a small device that makes a click sound. It is used to tell the dog that he did the right thing and a treat is coming. When your dog does the right thing, such as open his
“Any time you are with your dog, one of you is being trained. It is better to be the trainer than the trainee.” – Steve White
Punishment can cause distrust, fear, injury and aggression. Rubbing a dogs nose in “it” can cause him to avoid going to the bathroom in front of you, electric fences can cause him to
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Ongoing socialization is extremely important to prevent behavior problems. Socialization is especially important before the age of 6 months, but should also throughout your dog’s