Result for Challenge #4: Teach Your Dog “Take It” and “Drop It”
I have seen real progress with my dog. So, I have decided to end this challenge.
It is a refreshing change to see her instantly and cheerfully stop a game of tug of war, with the words, “Drop it”. Giving her a treat and then continuing the game is one effective way to reward this good behavior.
Remember the rules of tug of war with your dog:
- You are the one who starts the game.
- You are the one who ends the game.
- You win every time (or almost every time).
If you are not winning at tug-of-war, then you are in serious danger of promoting dominance and aggression in your dog. Your dog must be crystal clear that you are the leader and you are in charge.