How to Teach Your Dog to Get the Leash | Dog Tricks

Hi. Today, we’re going to work on the trick of
having a dog get their leash. Betty here already knows how to get her leash,
but I want to show you how to get your dog interested in something
and targeting something that they had no prior interaction with. She’s never really worked with a
Frisbee before, so hopefully, you can see the beginning stages of this. I’m going to try putting this on the ground
and letting her investigate it. When she touches her nose to it, I’m going
to click this clicker and then give her a treat. As she comes over to it, I click and give
her a treat. She might have even just looked at it or wandered
over, placed her paw on it. Anything like that in the beginning of teaching
a behavior like this is fine, and you should click and reward them. She knows the game of targeting
something. Some dogs who have never done this before
might take a while to become interested and understand the game. Now she’s clearly interested. The next thing I would look for is for her
to put it in her mouth. That can
take a little time, but in general, dogs are all about the mouth and
they’ll start exploring, and eventually, put their mouth on it. You want to
be down really low, especially with small dogs, so you can see when they
open their mouth and put their teeth on it. As soon as that happens, I
would click and give them a treat. When they’re getting good at that, you
can take the object you’re working with, and when they pick up, you click
and treat. As they get better at it, you might want to
start waiting until they bring it over a little bit. You can encourage them to bring it over or
just wait and see if it happens naturally, that they walks towards you with
it in their mouth. This is one of the things you’ll fight; she
thinks its super-fun to swing this around. To avoid that, you can try tying the leash
up, you can try doing a shorter leash. Her cue for getting this is just the world
‘leash’. Keep your cues really short. Instead of ‘get the leash’, I prefer just
‘leash’; it’s much easier for a dog to understand. As she gets better and
better, hopefully she’ll bring it all the way to me, drop it, and place it
in my hand, eventually.

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32 Responses

  1. Dwayne morrison wright says:

    1st comment

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    2nd comment

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    3rd comment

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  11. I don't have a picture says:

    May 13th comment

  12. Trees and Bees says:

    This is 16th Cause one person said 25

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  17. dilan says:

    u guys are a little bit cray cray haha

  18. FrostAct says:

    it would help way more if you did it with a dog that doesn't know how to do it

  19. Gentlemens Club says:

    i teach it to my cat

  20. Dylan Garcia says:

    my dog hates he clicking nios

  21. vinit katke says:

    how and where can i get the clicker ???

  22. Tecdec collect mahek quaterfillies says:

    My dog won't even look at the lead..

  23. Camyla Ocampo says:

    What happend to her paw

  24. Morgan Calvi says:

    Dark dog…dark rug…IDK.

  25. Lynn says:

    Wich breed is the dog?

  26. Mats Lund says:

    stop giving treats everytime fatass this is not loyalty you spoil the dog and its just doing it for the treat you can use clicker but not treats every single time just pat it on the back

  27. servicepaws butter's.likekpop says:

    My dog already knows this i didn't have to train her she already new

  28. Groovy SteroidsStudios says:

    1:15 That's what…

  29. Desi The Weirdo says:

    my dog looks like the one in the picture jumping through the hoop on the wall lol!!!

  30. Kassidy Lum says:

    Thanks this helped me a lot and I was telling my dog to get the leash instead of leash thank you

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