Now that you and your puppy have mastered the sit, it’s time to teach him how to lie down on your cue. This is a basic exercise, already taught in puppy school, but it can be a bit of a challenge! This is because dogs are animals, and therefore always aware of their own safety. Lying down makes the dog a bit more vulnerable, so they are sometimes a bit hesitant. This exercise is easiest to teach a puppy, but your adult dog can learn it as well! The secret lies in patience and practice.
Here is the step-by-step video to teach your dog to lie down while he is sitting.
You can also teach your dog to lie down while he is standing. See this step-by-step video.
Sometimes you need just a few more tips to teach your dog how to lie down. Follow these step-by-step tips if you struggle a bit.
Also, read the May 2019 issue of Animaltalk magazine for more tips and advise. Remember to keep on trying until both you and your dog get it right.