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Monday, April 4, 2011

The LEAVE IT command | Dog Training

Recently, Frankie, the chiweenie, the Canine Good Citizen, won a free training session at Petco with our favorite Dog Trainer, the fabulous Ms Cyndy Wood. It was obvious who was in need of the dog training session the most out of our pack: Pedrito, the chihuahua puppy. Rambunctious Pedro, joined our menagerie a few short months ago, but he's already left his mark on all of us. He's IMPOSSIBLE, INCORRIGIBLE, OBNOXIOUS, UNDISCIPLINED, OUT OF CONTROL REALLY. So, when the trainer asked M, "What should we work on," it took her one second to come up with:
the LEAVE IT command

The decision was based on both safety considerations aaand our (the rest of the pack's) well-being and sanity. M thought of a Utopian world in which Pedro would be messing with me, and she could say "LEAVE IT" and he'd let me be.

Pedrito was welcomed by Petco with open arms

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Here's how his real dog training session went . . .
 Dog obedience training 101: Leave it!

Oops, that was before they got started.

The student arrived in a rather impressive state of mind: Ready to please
(this may have had something to do with the fact that he got lots of exercise, and a smaller than usual amount of food, until class was over)

First, M "CHARGED" the toy that Pedrito was supposed to learn how to "LEAVE IT", by playing with him.

Then, he hit his trainer on the nose
That's before he tricked her into thinking it was "a good thing he was food motivated" BOL
Is it . . . a good thing? How good is it?
(check out yesterday's post to find the answer)

Ultimately, Pedrito decided that instead of LEAVE it, he'd rather play FETCH and DROP IT. Oh, well. That's something, isn't it?

I hoped you learned something, you lazy dawgs!



Pup Fan said...

Aw, I enjoyed reading about the training session!

Benny and Lily said...

we agree fetch and drop it does sound better. good job kid
Benny & Lily

JackDaddy said...

Slow and steady and it will come!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So good he is food motivated. Phantom was very tough to train - no food motivation whatsoever.

Now what was wrong with that training session? Pedrito learned fetch and leave it quite well. Who needs Leave It anyway? BOl

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Our favorite training time is TAKE IT...well, it would be if they ever went over that in Dogs 101.

Stanny has been working on Barf It. He trashed and entire room today and ended up actually throwing up in the trash can...that was after 10 times on the floor...sheesch.

Kisses and just grab everything they offer,

Miss Lacie Teacakes

Outdoor Toys For Children said...

This is such a wonderful post. I am sure all pet lovers would be delighted once they read this post. I really enjoyed reading it and the pictures are truly amazing too.

Julia Williams said...

At least he is learning something...he is, isn't he?? BOL.

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