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Wednesday
Oct302013

Ask a Trainer: How Do I Teach My Dog "Down?"

Roo and I featured in 7X7 magazine 

 

·         Hold a treat to your dog's nose and guide him down to bend his elbows- in down dog. Reward.

·         Once he is comfortable bending his elbows for a treat, bring the treat slightly up to get your dog to rock back into a down position.  Reward.

·         Once you can get your dog into the position, add the word, "down". Say down, then lure him into the position. Reward.

·         Repeat.

·         Voila!

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