Session 93: The Say and Show Method of “Down” (part two)
In this episode we’ll jump to a critical point with the “down” challenge, that uses no food and instead focuses on the “say and show” method. It’s not unlike the say and show version of sit; but some there are some angles and positions that are distinctly different.
There are two categories of people who may be the best for this type of training;
Non-food motivated dogs
People with dogs who give signs that they see these lessons as “optional”
The idea is that we teach this as a necessary part of functional obedience. It’s also good to train their dogs this way to “overlap” the food-based approach.
There is also a brief excerpt from my video series below the player.
I’ve been training people and dogs in Seattle for the last decade and a half. My main focus when working with clients every week in one-on-one, private lessons is to help people learn to get their dogs to a functional level so that they can actually enjoy spending time every day with their dog instead of stressing about their dog’s behavior issues.