Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern California
I taught Dodger by luring him with a treat until his elbows hit the floor and his butt stayed up, when he did that i clicked and treated. He learned it pretty fast probably about 10-15 mins I would say. Keep practicing and he'll get it eventually.
I don't know if this helps or not but it took Dodger a month to figure out sit pretty, since I wanted him to do it on his own I just broke it down in to baby steps, you might want to try breaking bow in to baby sits and it might be easier for Ozzy to distinguish between bow and down.
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