Step 7: Standing up

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Stand in front of your dog and place the bait treat on the floor in front of them, about 1 foot away. Say “leave it” (just one time). Wait until they stop pestering and then remove your foot to expose the treat on the floor. Be ready to cover it with your foot (silently) if they go for it. Repeat this process until your dog is NOT trying 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 until your dog is able to “leave it” successfully 5 times in a row.