This video is a tutorial on how to teach your puppy or dog to be calm.
Some dogs need help to learn how to relax. Calmness does not come naturally to some breeds. By reinforcing your dog for being calm, your dog will start to choose calmer behaviors in the future and actually enjoy being calm.
Tips for teaching a Default Settle:
Don't drop treats if the dog looks up at your hand as you move to give the dog the treat, instead try again later.
Don't cue the dog "down"
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