Say Please


We are taught from a young age to say “please” for what we desire. It will make our lives easier if we can teach dogs to say “please,” as well. Through this exercise, your dog will start to realize that behaviours like sitting, giving eye contact, and waiting are reinforcing because they lead to squirrel-chasing, going through a door, saying hi to a canine friend, etc!

Ideas for cues: “okay”, “go say hi”, “off you go”

Caution: Avoid yanking back on the dog’s leash when they pull toward the treats – you want to be well-anchored so it’s safe.

Click the checkmark on the left to move onto the next step when you’ve been successful.

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Check out our Live Training replay video from July 29, 2020: