How-To Teach Your Dog the Down Command


Getting your dog to obey a command is more than just getting them to follow your words. In this How-To, Dog Trainer Rachel Sample shows you the proper way to teach your dog the "down" command. For this training exercise, you'll want to use training treats. You'll use them to complete the first step which is using a treat in your hand to lead your dog into a down position. You'll want to practice this a few times using training treats as rewards. To learn the rest of the process, check out Rachel's How-To.

Rachel Sample is a Dog Trainer who spent the majority of her childhood training and showing dogs starting at the age of 6. She competed with her Border Collie, Colt, starting in 4H and onto other venues like AKC, UKI, Skyhoundz, and CPE. Rachel has competed all over the United States taking home placements in AKC agility junior nationals, CPE nationals, and is a 3 time IL obedience champion. Rachel has been professionally training dogs in Chicago for five years and has a wide range of experience from teaching basic obedience, behavioral modification, dog sports, puppy manners, and more!

Check out Rachel Sample's profile to learn more about the dog trainer.

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