VIDEO: Training Your Dog to "Leave It"

Sophia Yin, DVM, MS, has training plan for the sidewalk scavenger
By Sophia Yin DVM, April 2009, Updated December 2018

To us, the idea of eating food wrappers, horse poop and other smelly things found on the ground is gross. To your dog, it’s like walking into a room filled with French pastries and desserts—and they’re free! They can also be extraordinarily dangerous. Watch as Dr. Yin demonstrates how to change your dog’s hazardous habit.

Sophia Yin, DVM, (deceased) was an applied animal behaviorist. A long-time The Bark contributing editor, she was also the author of two behavior books.