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Training tips with Jeff - Down

In this segment of training tips I will offer helpful hints for teaching the down command. This command is a very useful tool in advance training and will also provide opportunities for human and K9 relationship as the down position serves as a submissive behavior to help establish leadership. The down command is usually taught after the sit command. After your dog is in the sit position start by holding your dogs favorite lure (treat) in front of his nose. Allow them to sniff and try to get the lure and then lower the treat toward the ground towards their front paws. As they follow the treat, say the word YES and allow them to have it when their chin gets to the ground. Repeat 2 or 3 times,

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