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Puppy training ?

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Frodo is having a hard time in obedience class… the trainer says he is just timid and bashful… but the little booger isn’t cooperating. We have mastered “sit” and “watch me” pretty consistently now… but I cannot get a down for the life of me! He’ll sit and dip his head down… but the rest of him won’t follow no matter how I maneuver the treat. He won’t take treats in class…. No matter what we try- spits on them… or worse rolls around on the treat like he is putting on perfume! The trainer laughs so hard saying she has never seen that and trying to video it… I’m afraid he is going to be the class clown! He will take the biljac PB and Nana treats at home sometimes but not in class. He has refused all offerings including a beef rawhide in school! He walks loose leash well so we are progressing… but I am stumped on finding a way to reward him enough for cooperation! Today for his homework I sliced up fresh baked ham into pieces… worked well for a “sit” but no go on “down”- Any ideas for treats or training? The pitbulls in his class get it on the first try… but not my boy! I’m going to have to get a bumper sticker that says my basset failed puppy obedience school:rolleyes:
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I can send you a video link to a short clip I did for a friend who was trying to teach the "down" command to her dog. She says it really helped. Let me know if you want me to send it to you.
My friend was so frustrated she couldn't teach her Basset the down command. So I made this short video for her. I purposely exaggerated everything so she got it right:D I needed the treats the first few times but after that they just did it right away. I tried so many things and nothing worked but this technique. Hope it helps!

100_2828.flv video by BooKittyMaggie - Photobucket
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