Train Your Dog to Lay Down

Like “sit,” you can start training your dog the “down” cue with a treat lure.

  • Start with your dog sitting in front of you
  • Hold a treat near her face.
  • Move the treat straight down to the floor, and then slowly away from the dog. She will follow the treat by moving her front feet forward, eventually lying down.
  • Be clear with your movements, and be patient! Once your dog lies down, say “yes!” and give her the treat.
  • Repeat.