Puppy Basics (#’s 2, 3 and 4)

Taught these a few weeks ago but just for the record …

#2 – Sit!

Raven doing a puppy sit

#3 – Down!

Raven,  demo-ing a very cute

I lure shamelessly for sits and downs, but as soon as they start to “get it” the lure goes away and it becomes a big, honkin’ hand signal. Gradually I fade that to something “normal” and introduce the verbal.

Once you teach a sit and/or down, its a good idea to teach #4 – STAY … or else you’ll end up with a lot of pictures like this …