How can I teach Dreamer that when in the store or working it's not okay to sniff the ground or the shelves but it is okay to go sniffing when we are out for a for a walk/exercising?
I think the point of the original poster was more about making the dog have a default "no sniff" than to constantly cue Leave It. Some people do this by using the dog's service dog vest or harness signify that they are working, and trailing one's nose along the ground cannot be done while working.As long as you're not in the ring, why wouldn't you just tell him, "leave it"...
Rather than correct, teach and proof, proof, proof in all situations. If you feel the need to correct, slap your own wrist and say "I should have proofed for this situation."and correct if he doesn't?
Hi JoAnneTo 'correct' is simply to communicate to the dog that was unacceptable behavior. I can do it to my dog with just a ech sound from my mouth. How is your dog going to understand what wearing the vest allows him to do if you don't communicate the rules?