Lets See All Your Leave-it Pics!

Discussion in 'Training Challenges' started by sara, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    //"So the dog shouldn´t be even looking at the food? Did I get it right?"//

    My dog can look at the food, but rarely ever does. Buddy usually won't even look at the food i have told him to leave it.
    i didn't train him to look anywhere in particular, i just trained him he can not eat what i point at and say "leave it" but, my dog can do whatever he wants with his eyes.
    but, i'd probably worry about a dog who IS staring at the food, as likely to eat the food...:ROFLMAO:
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  2. Ivushiq Well-Known Member

    thank you :)
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  3. Mutt Experienced Member

    ahh the expressions of the dogs on the photo are just so sweet!:LOL:
    @Ivushiq, I haven't thought my dogs to look specifically to look at anything, but they do know that when no command is given and they want a treat/cue (with these kind of things) looking at me ('focus') is always a good thing. so I have two dogs really, really obvious looking at me as in 'see I'm looking, don't you see?' :ROFLMAO:
  4. JazzyandVeronica Experienced Member

    I don't care if Veronica looks at the food; but it seems the only way she can handle the temptation to look away.

    When I took the pictures in this thread; I also took some video. You can see where I ask Veronica to come to me, which would involve passing the treats, she gets kind of freaked out...she freezes and when she does pass by it's almost like she's afraid to walk too close to the treats...maybe for fear that one will hop in her mouth.:eek:

  5. 648117 Honored Member

    I've been trying to teach Holly "leave it" this week (although I don't actually say anything, I want it to be somewhat default) because she has a habit of breaking heel in class so she can go and get any food she spots dropped on the floor (she is very food motivated).

    So I started wanting her to look me in the eye before picking the food off the ground and giving it to her. She watches me put the food down but has to look at me before she gets rewarded.
    I figured that I want her concentrating on me not the food to stop her breaking the heel (it would be no good if she broke the heel to stare at the food, so I don't really want her looking at it).
    This was really hard at first for Holly, I could see the effort it took her to rip her eyes away from the food (she would just quickly glance at me at first) :LOL:, but now she can do it fine.

    Then I put the food on the floor and gave some simple commands (eg, sit, down, spin) with the food within my reach so I could cover it if she tried to eat it. This was to teach her that she still has to do commands even when there is food on the ground in front of her. Once she could do this and I could trust her not to eat the food we moved on.

    So then I put food on the ground, she watches me put it down, but I don't actually say "leave it" or anything, she just now knows that if I put the food down (rather than giving it to her) she cannot have it. Then we started heeling past it (I practice heel at home without a leash, but maybe some dogs would need a leash at first for this). The first time she stopped and stared at the food as we walked past until I softly called her and then she cought up to me :). So then I started moving the food closer to the heel path. Now she has to practically step over it :sneaky:, she will glance at it and sometimes slow down a little, but she doesn't stare at it anymore (or eat it) :)
    The only problem with the heeling was that Paris came in and started eating the food off the ground :LOL:, but I guess that's good practice for Holly to ignore other dogs eating around her when she isn't alloed to eat the food herself.

    Next I'm going to start planting the food with Holly out of the room to see if she really is getting a default "leave it" and wont go for stray food when she is supposed to be doing other stuff. We also have to try more tempting food (we've only been using kibble, although Holly seems to value all food the same).
    We've only been working on this for about 4 or 5 days so I think she's doing pretty good so far. The test will be in two days when she has class to see if her heelwork has improved ;), she was shocking last week, that's why we started working on this :cautious:

    Also, I would welcome any other suggestions for stopping her going after stray food. I've been making this up as I go along so I don't know if it will actually work, but it makes sense to me.
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  6. Evie Experienced Member

    Evie's pics for 'leave it'

    Liver treats and crispy chicken treat thingies

    Then we made it a bit harder..... cooked chicken.

    And the facial expression we all love
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  7. Ivushiq Well-Known Member

    So this is our leave it! video :) It was quite hard to make because when he found out that he couldn´t take the treat he always stood up and left :D He was sooo cute!

    I also made photos, but they are not really good:

    -it´s on his left paw

    -in front of his nose

    -on the box- he looks like I was torturing him :D
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  8. tigerlily46514 Honored Member

    64817-------- i love the thought you put into your dog training, and like very much your methods and goals for your dog!! KUDOS!! And congrats on the progress!!

    Evie, and Ivushiq, and Jazzy, ------ how adorable are those photos! :LOL: and videos!
    way toooo cute, and great work! YAY!!!
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  9. Dogster Honored Member

    Okay, so I finally took some "Leave it" photos....
    "Ohhhhh, I don't want to look at thiiiiis......Mo-om!!!!"

    "I will not look, I will not look, I WILL NOT LOOK!!!!"

    "Oooohhh, but I gotta!!!!"

    This takes ENORMOUS self-control.....especially for my dog, LOL:ROFLMAO:

    "Mommy, please let me have it.... PLEEEEEZE!!!!"

    "Oh, come on!!!!":rolleyes:
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  10. Evie Experienced Member

    Lol, these pics are so cute. I think they could all be classified as torture though for the dogs lol :rolleyes:
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  12. DaniG Well-Known Member

    Closest I have to a Leave It picture is a video of Duke touching his food bowl without eating his breakfast (Actually the first video I ever uploaded to youtube):

  13. huntyr Well-Known Member

    leave it is one of Huntyr best things.
    He wont even touch his dog food if I forget to tell him its OK.
    Chew bones (not rawhide) and pupperoni are favorite things...
    but he won't even considerate it without permission.

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  14. rouen Experienced Member

    Some really old pics, they're about 6 years old. Dingo won a prize and we took pics of him with his loot.
    Not happy to have it on his head, but he didn't move.

    I'll take some better newer pics tomorrow.
  15. MaryK Honored Member

    LOVE LOVE every single video and photo. Hilarious:ROFLMAO: Think it's going to take some doing with Ra Kismet:) Have had a wonderful time viewing this thread, lotsa laughs:ROFLMAO:
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  16. madeleine Experienced Member

    I'm uploading my video to YouTube right now!
  17. madeleine Experienced Member

    Here is the video of Dazzle
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  18. huntyr Well-Known Member

    hehehehe oh I love it!!!
    thanks for sharing!!
  19. Dogster Honored Member

    GREAT video!!!:D
  20. dogcrazy Experienced Member

    This is Carmels leave it picture! By the way she is lying beside, very smelly ham, peanut butter and fruits. I also tell her come and she walks to me without eating the food! IMG_5576.JPG
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