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How to teach your dog: "drop it!" – so they'll release what's in their mouth

This cue is great in a variety of situations when your curious pup just wants to bite everything in sight

This cue is great in a variety of situations when your curious pup just wants to bite everything in sight

Welcome to CBC Life's pet training classes. This series of short videos will teach you how to get your pup to obey simple commands that can be used in a wide variety of situations.

When you want them to release anything, like icky stuff they find in the street 1:58

This week Gordon is back! Danielle is teaching him to "drop it" — the perfect cue if your pup picks up a sock, a toy, or something icky out on the street that you don't want in their mouth.

Set your pup up for success by knowing how and when to reward them as they learn to let go on cue. Then, the more you practice this, the more accustomed to it they will become. After awhile, the cue will come naturally and no treat reward will be needed!