An important command which will help control a dog in a situation where it may be endangered or get out of control if left to it's own devices.
|Lower your hand, arm extended and palm
down, from a horizontal position towards the ground.
This command is an exaggerated gesture and can be made increasingly flambouyant to be seen, understood and effective over a distance.
A down command is very useful. One of the key commands you should train your dog to understand and obey.
Once installed in the dogs vocabulary and effectively trained to be reacted to immediately, the command can be used in a number of situations where there is the possibility that the dog may move into hazard or be distracted.
Some dogs with poor recall can be put in a down position and held there until the handler gets close enough for recall to work.
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