Step 6: On the floor


Place the bait treat on the floor in front of your dog about 1 foot away. Say “leave it” (just one time). Wait until they stop pestering and then remove your hand to expose the treat on the floor. Be ready to cover the treat with your hand (silently) if they go for it. Repeat this process until your dog does NOT try to take the treat from the floor. When this occurs, say “YES!” and then feed them a treat from your treat pouch while you cover your bait treat to prevent them from grabbing that one too! Repeat the process until your dog is successful 5 times in a row.