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"Leave It": Two words that could save your dog's life

By Dennis Stauffer, Kennel Manager, ABCDT, ABC Mentor Trainer

If you’re reading this, you’re probably also sharing your home with a Golden Retriever.  If you’re sharing your home with a Golden, you’re likely familiar with a dog that always wants (perhaps, needs) to carry something in their mouth.  Playing fetch is a great way to burn off excess energy, as is gnawing on an antler or stuffed Kong.  The oral fixations found in Goldens can often be a good thing – giving us opportunities to exercise them, both mentally and physically.

“Leave It”