How to get your dog to lie Down

To get your dog to lie down, he must first have mastered the sit command: After telling him to sit, hold your dog by his collar, stick the treat right in front of his nose, and move it downward slowly. Your dog's accursed love of food will leave him no choice but to follow the treat down into submission as his restrained collar keeps him from frantically lunging at the treat. Say, "DOWN" as he begins his descent and reward him only when he is lying fully on the ground. If your dog's willpower is stronger than his appetite, kneel down next to your sitting dog, gently pick up his forelegs with both hands and arms, and lower him into a lying position while saying, "DOWN." By pulling his forelegs out, he'll be forced to slide down.

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