Because it is so handy and important…
Teach your dog the command ‘Leave’.
We find it especially useful with our two Border Terriers showing an interest in the neighborhood cats but also if your pooch is interested in what they think are tasty ‘food’ morsels but you think are questionable choices! We practice the leave.
Keep hold of an especially favorable treat (or super interesting toy that you could be squeaking!!) in your hand and wait for your dog to lose interest - which he/she will eventually. The instant they turn and begin to go away, exclaim “Leave!” and offer the object.
Repeat at least ten times, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.