Leave It

Cue: Verbal cue "leave it."

Description: On cue, dog will turn head away or physically back away from an object of interest and will stay away from it.


  • Behavior specifics: Turn head away or physically back away from object of interest.
  • Duration: 30 seconds and during duration of any other behavior.
  • Distance: Respond to cue up to fifty feet away.
  • Latency: Immediate.
  • Locations: Everywhere.
  • Distractions: Anything and everything. Especially distractions common in a dog show or performance environment.

Training Plan: (Accomplish each level in multiple locations of gradually increasing distractions.)

  1. Dog avoids treat in hand for 5 seconds.
  2. Add the cue.
  3. Dog avoids treat on couch for 10 seconds.
  4. Dog avoids treat held in stranger's hand for 20 seconds.
  5. Dog avoids a treat on the floor for 30 seconds.
  6. Avoid treats on the floor while gaiting.
  7. Avoid treats on the floor during a recall.


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