Step 8: Accidental drop

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Stand near your dog and drop the bait treat on the floor, about 2-3 feet away from them. Say “leave it” (just one time!) as it’s on the way to the floor. Be ready to cover it with your foot (silently) if they go for it. If they did, wait until they stop pestering and then remove your foot to expose the bait treat again. When your dog backs off for 1-2 seconds, say “YES!” and then feed them a treat from your treat pouch while you pick up your bait treat for another repetition! Repeat the process until you get five successful repetitions in a row.