So this morning we worked on a few new behaviors. I'm not sure about you guys but I never teach Sit and Down in the same session. I like to teach a positional cue and a completely non related cue together. In their sensory videos I did one after the other but once we start working on it for real, I separate them. Why? So many dog associate Down as following Sit when taught as one lured from the other that they blend into one for some dogs and they will then slide from a Sit into a Down on a regular basis. I like a very clear distinction between the two. Here you will see that I am teaching a foldback down to everyone - eliminating the correlation between Sit and Down. I started with Touch which has no positional element other than nose to hand - Sit, Stand, Down, Walk, Stand Still - doesn't matter - just touch my hand. Then we moved on to Down and the beginnings of a Down Stay and release. Sorry for the disgruntled pups in the background - I moved the other J's to the bathroom and then Knoxx started whining in his crate! And in Juni's vid, I had the camera angled too low so her head is cut off in some of it - but I wanted you to see the first time responses. These are unedited continuous vids of about 10 minutes each...I could just show the results if people wanted but some people like to see the process.