amalie79 wrote:Have you tried teaching it with no other dogs around? River refused to do it if Simon was anywhere in the vicinity... but if he was outside or behind a closed door, she was happy to do it. Well, not happy-- it's still not her favorite position-- but more compliant.
BigDogBuford wrote:So I tried the treat in my hand thing and Dash sniffed it, pawed my hand a little and then sat and barked at my hand with the treats.
BigDogBuford wrote:Just wanted to give an update. I ended up taking Dash out of that class because the only advice the trainer could give me was to force him into the down which I think is unacceptable. We started a new class three weeks ago with a trainer that I adore so far. There are only two dogs in this class so it's great. Dash did his first down yesterday....twice in a row! Yay! So far he's got sit, walk with a loose leash, stand, come and down. I'm so proud of my boy!
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