Advanced Training~The Long-Down-Stay

In this video, Belle performs a Long Down Stay in a natural setting. This area offers plenty of distractions with squirrels, scents, birds, etc but we ask for Belle to forget all that and just stay in place until I return. This is a more advanced exercise that comes after we complete the basics of Socialization, Conditioning, and basic obedience commands. It is also important to practice our training in the real world, but in safe environments, outside of our homes and backyards. This is what we call proofing our training. Backyards and training in the house are great for learning a new concept, but the real test comes when we are able to perform in the real world, with all of its distractions.

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