Updated: Jul 4
QUICK STEPS: How do I teach my dog to let go of an object?
(Alternatively to the options below, you can try trading for a different object or toy, but proceed in the case where you don't have something to trade for and/or you want them to simply let go, like a shoe or towel.)
1. Walk towards your dog. (If you're unsure or feel uneasy about approaching your dog, please instead use a treat or scent to avoid/redirect to prevent this interaction altogether before reaching out to a trainer for help)
2. Place one (better two if possible) hands on the object that he has a hold of.