I started a Great Courses subscription via Amazon Video a while back. I watched some really good courses too... The Silk Road, Eastern European History, The Founding Fathers, Radio Astronomy, Greece and Turkey Archeology, etc. Their courses are really well done and the instructors seem very well qualified. So I was perusing their catalog again about 2 weeks ago and stumbled on Dog Training 101. I've watched several episodes. The first few set some ground rules and introduce terminology. Then she gets into the actual training. So far I really like it and it seems to work on Logan... sometimes. He's learned sit and come really well. He stays much better, but doesn't like it. We keep working on it. I've been working on shake and that's another one that he does when he wants. It's ok. I just keep practicing everyday and does seem to be getting more willing to do it more often.
The one that he will not do, ever, is down. Won't do it. Can't lead him with a treat at all. I get him to sit easily, then use the treat straight down from his nose to the floor like they show in the course and bam... butt comes up and he dips his head to get the treat. I keep doing it hoping that he might drop by accident, but he never does. Any suggestions?