I have been doing the "leave it" with Simba for awhile now....just thought I would share some progress.... Sorry, the video quality isn't great....a bit hard trying to juggle iPad, treats, clicker, etc.... Leave it #1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31088481@N03/11227869484/ Leave it #2 (and this is the one I'm REALLY pleased about....) http://www.flickr.com/photos/31088481@N03/11228077856/ Woot woot!! One of the end goals of this is to be able to use my "leave it" on a walk, as at the moment Simba wants to sniff and eat pretty much everything he comes across. So....he's doing pretty good with the static "leave it" (i.e. #1) but I wanted to add some movement...to have him actually walk PAST something he would normally eat. The best part of that video for me? Do you see that little swerve he makes as he goes past the kibble? Once, near the beginning of teaching this, he did stop and grab some. My instinctive response was a loud "Hey! NO!" and I leapt forward to put my foot over the rest of the kibble that was left. Next time we tried it.....he not only walked by, he swerved past it.....which tells me that the NO had an effect. Now, I wasn't meaning to scare him or anything, but to see this out of a dog who was COMPLETELY deaf to a "no" when we first got him, to the point where i was wondering if he would ever respond to us, to be transformed into this....just warms the cockles of my heart, I tell ya!! It's just a small thing but very proud of my boy!!