Jazz-up and Settle Down

Settle Down - Training the Companion Dog 2 – Behavior Problems

A dog that doesn’t settle down on command is going to be a pain to live with.  It can be very useful to train several  down positions, depending on how long you want them to stay down.

Jazz Up & Settle Down – SIRIUS Adult Dog Training

One of the biggest problems people have with older dogs is excessive energy.  The best way to practice settling your dog down on command is to practice getting them amped up.

 

More Jazz & Settle– SIRIUS Adult Dog Training

If you want to have the ability to settle your dog down in any situation, you have to keep practicing this exercise lots of times, in lots of different places, with lots of different distractions.

 

Settle on the Side - Training the Companion Dog 2 – Behavior Problems

If you lure your dog onto their side to settle down, it will be harder for them to get up quickly.

Settle & Release - Training the Companion Dog 2 – Behavior Problems

In order to teach your dog to “Stay” you must also teach them “Go Play” or “Free.”  If you tell them to stay indefinitely they’ll learn that the duration of a stay is up to them.

Sensory Overload – SIRIUS Adult Dog Training

Walking through a new environment can be very stressful for a dog, especially if there are other dogs or strangers around.  Take time to settle down in unfamiliar places and reward your dog for acting calmly.

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Jazz Up & Settle Down

Many owners experience great difficulty and frustration trying to get their adolescent dogs to settle down. Many dogs bark and bounce like crazy when the front doorbell rings. Dogs perform moon loops just because the owner says, “Walkies,” or picks up the dog’s leash. And on walks, some dogs literally explode with activity and uncontrollable enthusiasm at the mere prospect of meeting a person, another dog, a squirrel, or a leaf.

 
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