Re: keep his attention and not to lay down
He's young, he's bored, he doesn't know the difference between Sit and Down. Do you happen to be doing this indoors?
If so, take him outdoors, as he will have less of a tendency to lie down when there is so much more stimulating his senses.
5 minutes can be a long time, especially for a young puppy. Hold old is he?
Train one thing at a time, initially. Do not try to train his name, come, and sit, all at once.
Also, do not overdo his name, or the come command, if he already knows them. He could be getting bored.
I usually informally teach come, first. In that, I mean, I don't create training sessions to teach come. I just call the dog's name, then the come command. When he arrives, praise to death, or treat, in the beginning stages. But, I don't make a drill out of it, and do it repeatedly...at least, not yet.
I then train the Sit command, and work only on that, using the conditioned come BEHAVIOR (not command) to get him to move to a new spot near me, then Sit again. If he lies down, move him into a Sit position to give him an idea that there is indeed a difference.
I then teach heel, interpersing in some Sits once they know heel to a certain extent. Aside from the obvious, this serves to help show a dog there are different things to learn, and that they indeed are all really different.
It is after he gets that when I move to training Down, and I think it helps to not confuse the dog, because at first, to them, Sit and Down positions are quite close, so with some dogs, if you teach them too closely together, they can easily not know the different positions for the different commands.
After he's learned a few different things, start doing them inetrchangably, the idea is to keep him on his toes. For example, go for a walk starting wih heel. Abruptly, issue a Sit. Continue heeling. Now, maybe a down. If you start keeping him on his toes, his natural instinct will be to start to pay more attention cause he never knows what's coming, so you're shaping the behavior here to pay attention. After that, when you start to teach Focus, he's already conditioned to doing so to some extent, and the rest should come easier.
Hope this helps.
Obedience, Behavior, Personal Protection Training
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Maya vom Hinterland - whelped July, 2008