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We’ve all been there. You’re out dog walking Chicago streets and that perfect storm happens. It’s the dead bird, or the neighbor’s aggressive terrier, or a squirrel and suddenly your shoulder is aching from having to yank back on the leash as you try to gain control of your dog. What if it was possible to gain your pups attention without the need for tugging or physical force? That’s why the ‘leave it’ command is such a necessary part of every dog’s obedience training!And with patience and positive reinforcement, it’s easy to add this to your dog’s repertoire.

When Should you Start Teaching This?

Whither young or old, it’s a valuable part of obedience training for any Chicagodog. Walking, at home or anywhere, you can make use of this useful command and can start teaching it to your dog at the same time you teach him the usual obedience staples like sit!

Building the Behavior of the ‘Leave It’ Command

The first steps are always the most important! To get your dog’s response triggered to your voice, you need to build the behavior first! You’ll be making use of this valued command in no time!

Attaching a Verbal Command for the ‘Leave It’ Behavior

Once he’s got the behavior down, it’s time to get words attached for your Chicago dog. Walkers everywhere will be envious of your dog’s obedience once you complete this!

By using positive reinforcement and patient training it’ll be easy to have your dog listen to you no matter how enticing the quarry.And when you spend a lot of time in Chicago dog walking, what could be better than having a mindful dog who listens when called?


One Response

  1. Thank you so much for your tips to train your dog to ignore tempting things based on a verbal command by putting treats near him and teaching him to leave it alone. My husband and I purchased a dog about two months ago, he is a great little puppy, but he is having a little bit of trouble with some of the more advanced obedience rules. We want him super well behaved as he is a german shepherd that appears pretty intimidating. I wonder if we should look for professionals that could help us get him perfectly trained.

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