Step 2: Wait patiently

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Wait patiently and keep your fist still, right at your dog’s nose-level. They will likely lick and nose at your hand, and may even paw or nibble at it. The nanosecond your dog stops pestering for the food and pulls their nose away from your hand, say “Take it” and then open your hand to reveal the food for them to eat. The cue “Take it” replaces the click for this behaviour. Over time you should see that your dog backs off of your hand much faster!