This command means "don't touch" and is incredibly useful. You say it to your dog before he grabs something he shouldn't have, whether it is a towel in the kitchen, a bowl of popcorn on the coffee table, or a squished squirrel on the road that you find when going for a walk. Start by holding a treat closed in your fist. Hold your fist out to your dog. Ignore any attempts he makes to get it, like biting and pawing. When he gives up, even if for a second, open your fist and give him the treat. Then, add the command "leave it" when he is readily leaving your hand alone.
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There are over a hundred registered breeds of dogs. Recognizing the type of the dog is basically associated with its breed. A purebred animal belongs to a documented and acknowledged group of unmixed lineage. Before a breed of dog is recognized, it must be proven that mating two adult dogs of the sametype would have passed on their exact characteristics, both appearance and behavior, to their offspring.