Features April 2015 Issue

Train to

When you start teaching your dog this game, say ďFind it!Ē brightly and toss the treat in an obvious manner. You can also toss a treat in this overt manner when trying to turn his attention in a specific direction (perhaps away from something you donít want him to see or go toward).

Train to "Find It!" to Replace Bad Behaviors

Teach your dog this behavior as a fun solution to all sorts of problem behaviors.

Find It is the very first behavior every dog should learn, in my opinion. Itís versatile, easy to teach, easy to do, easy to maintain, and can be used under all kinds of circumstances in all kinds of places. Itís not on the list of traditional basic obedience skills like Sit, Down, Stay, and Come, yet we can probably get more mileage out of Find It than any other behavior.

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