Would like your suggestion:
Kira is 7 months today. I've been doing the best I can to enforce a strong basic obedience foundation, and I feel so far, so good.
I'm a bit confused about using a proper approach to this particular command:
Kira's sit / stay / wait / down are strong. I can issue anytime, and get excellent results.
I've been working on a "drop or down" command with hand signals from a short distance.
Right now, from up to about 100', I can easily say her name, wave my arm in a swift downward motion, and she'll drop.
The way I taught her this, is by calling her on recall (this is where I feel I made a mistake), and while she was on her way to me, I would randomly issue the "down", with the hand signal.
Now, if I issue her recall, she's very confused. She would approach me, and when she gets into the "down zone", she would go down, get up, go down, get up, and approach me with the "I;m not sure what to do look" on her face.
I would like to correct this, but don't know how.