I learned the most important dog training tip when living with a senior was teaching Blanco to “leave” food until he is told to eat it.
This realization occurred after a senior family member dropped her pills on the floor under the kitchen table and Blanco scrambled to attention.
Training your dog to leave food until given permission to eat isn’t a hard command to teach.
This important command is especially important if you take medicine because it’s easy to drop a small pill.
And I think this is the most important dog training tip for seniors or anyone who takes medicine, or if your dog is around people who take medicine.
The “leave it” command can also be used when you’re outdoors and there is something your dog shouldn’t eat.
While teaching your dog not to run in the street is important, most dogs don’t have the opportunity to bolt in front of a car since they’re usually on leash.
Being around medicine, however, is a now daily occurrence for most dogs since at least one person takes some sort of medicine in a dog’s home.
Does it sound impossible to teach your dog this important dog training tip?
Watch the video below to see how I learned to teach Blanco to leave food until he is given the “take” command.
We learned this in one of our many dog training courses in Austin.