Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Teaching dog to "leave it" or ignore something

  1. #1

    Default Teaching dog to "leave it" or ignore something

    Hello, what is the best way to teach a dog how to leave something alone or ignore something (not drop something in his mouth but not pay any attention to it)? much thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    4,290

    Default

    I'm struggling with that one at the moment with our foster pup. My own dog knows it very well though, but I cannot clearly remember how I taught it. Probably by 'clicking' and rewarding her every time she stopped or walked away from what I was trying to get her to leave? Then extend the time before you reward?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    VIC
    Posts
    2,789

    Default

    Both my dogs know this to a degree. I can tell Dodge to leave something and she won't touch it, but she will watch it. Koda will leave it totally. I also don't really remember how I taught this, it kinda just happened through getting the dogs to wait until i say before they eat their food.

  4. #4

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Geelong, Vic
    Posts
    871

    Default

    What are you trying to teach in particular? People? Dogs? Animal? Food?
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/Mali_nut/K9LOGO.jpg

  6. #6

    Default

    Other people, other dogs and small animals/birds when I take him out for a walk.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    4,290

    Default

    I think fairly good recall should probably be taught first? When we're out on a walk I call my dog to me if I don't want her to run up to people or dogs. But now I can just say leave when we pass dogs on lead or that injured magpie that we pass regularly. But I think the recall training was probably good preparation for that.
    Last edited by Beloz; 04-17-2014 at 06:51 PM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    melbourne australia
    Posts
    3,082

    Default

    i dont teach this. I teach triangle of temptation game. We play the game. They love the game! The game teaches leave it for me.
    leave it, is just one step in the game of triangle of temptation. Seriously try it. The best ever tip i cottoned onto in dog training. Its simply a game from your dogs point of view. One he wins every time! so always wants to play it. And in the playing, is the learning. without force, in silence mainly. But the learning goes deep and stays in the dog, over years! Well, that's my experience having used it on 3 so far. lol
    leave it. so simple. See 'you decide' video for another example of games that you can play with your dog, that are on the same lines of leave it.
    you chose? game: have treat in your hand. Show dog treat in hand, then close your fist concealing the food. Dog will begin to offer various behaviours to get the treat, willy nilly from its learnt lessons bank. When it offers you the behaviour (sit nicely for instance) you wish, you open your hand allowing access to treat.
    Once learnt, you can add in verbal cues, 'sit' 'leave it' etc.
    Then once verbal cue has been taught, take this game out on the road so to speak. Get behind a nice fence, with an obliging barker on the other side. Teach leave it there.
    Then off to your kitchen, dropping food onto the floor, teach leave it there, then add another dog that also knows leave it, and drop food willy nilly as you walk around, teach leave it there with bonaza prize releases to go get the JACKPOT trail.
    Its all fun for a dog on a rainy day stuck indoors too.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •