|Barked: Mon Aug 2, '10 3:20pm PST |
|She just needs more practice. If she will down with a food lure, then that is working, so you can stick with that. It shouldn't take long for her to understand. I actually add the verbal cue pretty early on downs. What you could do is start to not lower your hand so much (if that's how you do it). You know, like when you first start out, you pretty much have your hand touch the ground. Well, keep the hand motion of pointing/moving towards the ground, but don't go as far down (maybe like an inch off the ground). That way, you're adding the hand lure in, and she'll start looking at your hand instead of on the ground for food.
You could try capturing, but honestly, if luring is working, as in she's laying down on a lure, then I'd just stick with that for her trick.
Good Luck! This is what worked for me.
Edited by author Mon Aug 2, '10 3:21pm PST
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