MemberOctober 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm235
I just read that your dog’s a Canaan dog. From what I’ve read, those dogs probably have a strong hunting/scavenging instinct. If that’s so, as i believe it is, then Leave It will be especially challenging for them. My current dog is part Carolina Dog, I believe. Carolina dogs are very similar to Canaan dogs, in appearance and behavior. It took me a while to teach her to Leave It, and if I don’t pay constant attention, so that I can quickly preempt, she’ll go for what’s on the ground. Which is why, for safety’s sake, if nothing else, she’s got a very good Out; i.e., if I mess up and she does get something in her mouth, she’ll usually Out it if I say Out in a quick, harsh tone of voice.