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How To Train Your Dog To Lay Down

September 27, 20120 Comments

As with all training exercises, you want to repeat each one a consistent number of times until your dog understands what it is you are trying to get them to do.  This video goes over how to train your dog to lay down on command.  You will be using the command “Down” and using a treat when you first start.  As your dog begins to catch on, you can use praise and petting instead of a food treat every time.

Start with your dog in the sit position, then say “down” while holding the treat firmly in your hand and bringing it down between the dogs paws.  They will follow the treat and end up in the ‘down’ position.

How To Train Your Dog To Lay Down

If your dog happens to dip down with their head to get the treat and leave their hind end up in the air, you will need to put them back in a sit position and then try again with the treat a bit more in between the paws and then sliding it out in front of them to encourage the laying down position.

When you learn how to train your dog to lay down you are adding another lesson that you can use to keep your dog well behaved.

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