Being just 14-weeks old Floyd puts everything possible in his mouth, sometimes swallowing
it, so teaching a solid Drop It and Leave It is very important. We used his toys to teach him Drop It. When he was doing well we tried one of his "forbidden" objects, a hand towel. He eagerly dropped it when cued because he learned he would be rewarded if he did. We then taught him Leave It. Again we dropped the hand towel on the floor, but now he wouldn't pick it up because he learned he would be rewarded if he didn't touch it. Such a smart boy!
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CTDI