|For Shelters &
|Labels & Language|
|How Dogs Learn|
|The Name Game|
|Sit & Sit Stay|
|For Dog Owners|
When giving the reward from your left hand, say “take it” in a cheery voice.
To make it easier for your dog to succeed, you can use a less exciting treat (like a baked biscuit) in your right hand and reward her with a high value treat (chicken) from your left.
If your dog is successful at each interval, have some fun with this command! Try this: Have your dog lie down. Place a treat on their paw and ask them to leave it. If they ignore the treat on their paw, give them a reward from your hand while saying “take it.” If they can do this, try putting the treat on their nose or forehead. Tell them to “leave it” until you release them with “take it.” Bonus points if your dog can flip the treat into their mouth!