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What If You Don't Say "Leave-it"? ask your dog leave-it sniffing transitions Oct 09, 2019

Last week's training tip explained why teaching "Leave-it" is a really bad idea.  Here's a review of the 3 reasons not to teach it:

  1. It is contrary to a dog's instinctive awareness of his environment.
  2. It crushes a dog's self-confidence and creates anxiety.
  3. It undermines trust in your...
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3 BIG Reasons You Should Not Teach Your Dog "LEAVE IT!" leave-it reasons not to teach your dog leave-it Oct 03, 2019

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I know! I know! You've always believed that a "leave-it command" was necessary.  Honestly, so did I.  I even had a system for teaching it to my students in the past.

But because I'm so obsessed with...

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