How Long For Training Sessions? When Should I Remove The Muzzle?

QUESTION: Hello Don. I’m on Day #2 of the down command. Day #1 was horrible. My dog was biting (he's just a little ol' thing, but it hurt!). I never got a compliant down command from him that day. I followed the advice on your DVDs regarding aggressive dogs and on Day #2 I muzzled [...]

What To Do If Your Dog Keeps Sitting Up During a “Down” Command.

The “Down” command is the most important of all commands to establish because it’s the position of most humility. When studying the dynamics of a dog pack, you’ll notice that the dog that lies down and even rolls over in front of another dog is the more submissive one. So, training your dog to willingly [...]

How Do We Stop Our Dog From Doing “Down” Commands Under Our Legs?

QUESTION: We just recently started your Perfect Dog program (about 3 days now). We are working with two dogs and we're struggling with the "Down" command. The youngest dog (about 6 months) wants to be constantly under our feet regardless of how much length of line we allow her. We can't get a reasonable distance [...]