Are you tired of telling your dog to “leave it?” Then teach him to TAKE IT! Have him pick up his toys, socks, the newspaper, whatever you want!
Here is a quick lesson on “Take it!”
Note: (if you do not own a clicker you can use a simple voice command like “yes” or “good”)
Step 1: Get one of your dog’s favorite toys and set it on the ground. Wait for him to pick it up in his mouth. When he does, click your clicker or say “yes” and treat him. Repeat this several times.
Step 2: When your dog starts picking up the toy without hesitation, start saying the command “take it” then click and treat.
Step 3: After a few more times, see if he will pick it up when you use your “take it” command! I bet he will!
Step 4: See how many objects he’ll pick up! Point to the sock and say, “take it,” then click and treat. Point to the remote and say “take it,” etc… HAVE FUN!