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Advice from a pro dog trainer---

Up the ante...Here are a fews tips...:

1)  Use two dif kind of treats.  Use the reg training treats for all other commands and use a highly wanted treat for down.  Also make sure not to use verbal punishment when Onyx doesn't do a down.  Just ignore it and moveon.  If after three tries they still aren't doing it, then move on to something else.  You can always come back to it.  Only treat and praise when the apropriate action has been performed within 2.5 seconds of command.

2)  Be patient.  

3)  Remember...much like children, dogs go through developemental stages.  Onyx is at approximately the right age for adolescence (canine teenager).  Breath it off and keep moving forward.  Life is about to get interesting!!!
 
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