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Old 01-23-2013, 12:05 PM
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Default Teaching Default Behaviors

How would someone go about teaching an automatic down?

Zander's doing great with the kennel, I have to ship it back, but he's more than comfortable with it and I'll have another two weeks to proof/review on things when we get to Memphis.

The only thing I'm tripping on is an auto down. I want that default behavior, but I'm having issues with him just waiting for the cue. I never treat unless he's in a down, thought it would click, but he's a little TOO comfortable, I guess, and treating the kennel like no biggie....and offering all sorts of other behaviors (spin, turn, bow, back up, sit, etc) while we work on it.

Granted, I could always just say, "Go to bed" then "down", but I want it to be default in case things get super distracting wherever we go. I would think he would be okay, seeing as how much he's comfortable with it, but...yeah. Just in case.
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