Train Your Dog To Drop It Overview

Train your dog to drop it (their toy) was taken from the Dog Training Planner.

This training tip will help your dog to learn to drop its toys on command. This is an important skill for your dog to learn during their training as it keeps them focused and encourages them to respond to you. This training tip may require a lot of patience (especially if you have a stubborn dog) so try to do it when you have plenty of time and won’t feel rushed.

The 4 Steps 

If you scroll down a bit, you’ll see that I’ve written out all the steps from the video for you. I know. I know. I really am that nice (lol).

Videos are great if you’re a visual learner! Most people learn dog training drills best by first watching a video tutorial, and then having the written steps available during the training session, so they don’t get confused (Hey, if you want to completely avoid confusion, you might like to get your paws on my Dog Training Planner).

Step 1: Favourite Toy

Begin to play with your dog’s favourite toy. 

Step 2: Say “No” 

When you want them to drop it, say ‘no’ in a firm tone. If the dog does not release the toy, keep the toy very still until they do let go. This may take a few minutes, be patient and do not practice this if you’re in a rush. 

Step 3: Give It Back

Once your dog lets go, give the toy back to your dog and play again. 

Step 4: Continue

Continue to do this until your dog responds to the command straight away. 

Before you go, read on to discover the secret sauce to dog training success...

Loving Leadership

Have a philosophy of loving leadership when training your dog.

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As a loving leader, you should be constantly working on the communication pathways with your dog. At the bare minimum, your dog should also have some basic commands such as the lie-down command, sit command, and stay command.

When your dog knows a few basic dog obedience commands he or she will feel loved because they know what you want and have no anxiety or fear about what they should be doing and when.

Once your dog has a few commands under his or her belt (I mean, collar), practice behaviour dog training, command dog training and tricks dog training regularly to ensure your dog is physically and mentally healthy. As you are probably acutely aware, untrained dogs have a way of taking over the control of a home if not taught otherwise (which can be a nightmare). A trained dog, however, will bring years of doggie love to your household.

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