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5.2 -- Training Your Dog: Come using the Remote, Heel with Right Turn, Sit, Place, and Down --

Session Two Sit:

1. Have your dog sitting in the heel position.

2. Give the command “Sit,” and step 3 feet in front of your dog.

3.Take small side steps from left to right while your dog remains sitting.

4. Return to your dog after several seconds then praise and reward him.

5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for a total of 30 seconds.

6. Return to your dog and release after several seconds.

7. Perform 2 repetitions.

8. Moving from side to side helps reinforce the command, as your movement becomes a light distraction to your dog.


1. Have your dog sitting in heel position. Face his bed from 4 feet away.

2. Give the command “Place,” take a step forward and have him step onto his bed.

3. Praise and reward your dog as soon as he gets all 4 paws on the bed.

4. Repeat the command “Place” and walk 5 feet away, leaving your dog on his bed.

5. Once he is settled on the bed, walk around the perimeter of the bed. Calmly praise him for remaining on the bed.

*If your dog breaks the place command, redirect him back to the bed, using the command “Place” followed by a “Pop,” in the direction of the bed.

6. Perform 2 repetitions for 30 seconds each. Release and play with your dog between commands.


1. From the heel position, give your dog the down command.

2. Praise and reward him when he is in the down position, then stand up.

3. Reward your dog with a treat every couple of seconds, standing up after you give him each reward.

4. Keep your dog in the down position for 20 seconds. Always give your release command after you are standing upright.

5. Repeat the above sequence for a total of 5 repetitions, 20 seconds each.

  • Do not attempt to increase the time your dog remains in a command, or increase the distance, until your dog is no longer making mistakes.
  • Start using Sit, Place and Down throughout the day. Obedience is communication for everyday life, and your dog will love the attention!

    During the place exercise it does not matter if your dog stands, sits or lies down on the bed. Slowly stand upright.

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