Saturday, November 10, 2012

Downward Doggie

When I started going to school, I was really good at "Sit" but I didn't get this "Down" thing.   Since I am a low-rider… "Down" just seemed silly.   I mean… do I really need to get lower to the ground?

Well… over time and with lots and lots of practice, I now have a Masters in "Down". I know that some of my furfriends are still struggling with this, so I thought I'd share some pointers.  

For starters, let me just say, "Down" is really cool.   Everytime I do it for Mom... she giggles and gives me a treat.   I like to make Mom laugh anddddd you know... I never turn down a treat.   I even do "Down" when I'm confused and don't understand what she wants.   She is such a pushover for my "Down" that she forgets what she originally wanted me to do and gives me a treat anyways.   Pretty cool huh?

Now Pupfessor Ranger (that's me) will share with you everything you need to know.

Your objective:   To perform the perfect "Down"

Here I am doing a perfect "Down"

"Down" is all about the BSP (Back-Shift-Plop).

Here are the steps:
  1) Focus.   Think about how much you want that treat.
  2) Shift your weight back
  3) Plop down
  4) Look up and look cute.  A TREAT is all yours for the taking !!!!

Now... if you watch my video.. and you too can do a perfect "Down".

I hope this helps you get lots and lots of cookies and makes your peeps laugh.

Chow for now.
Ranger (Downward Dog Yogi Master)
I think I like that title better than Pupfessor.

16 comments:

  1. Hmmm... I'll have to remember those tips, I need to work n a lot of commands!

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  2. OMD Ranger!! Well, well done!! That is just excellent - mom watched and re-watched and RE-watched your video tutorial

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    1. So glad she is studying up.
      Wags,
      Ranger

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  3. You are such a push over for treats Ranger. However you sure got that trick "Down" pat. Now us we hear that and just wlk away, Heeheehee!

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

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  4. Aw, we love a good treat and giggle from the peeps too! Great job with down!

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  5. OMD! You are an EXPERT downer (ok, that didn't sound right...), wells, you know what I mean! I do the 'down', butts I 'flop' so hard that Ma thinks I'm gonna break an elbow! So, I just wave my paw (my specialty 'cute' trick), and usually gets my treaties that way. Do you do 'roll over'? That's the one I need helps with!

    Kisses,
    Ruby

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    1. I roll over to get my belly rubbed… but not on command. I just do it when I feel like it.
      Wags,
      Ranger

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  6. Hiya Ranger:

    Thats cool, Ranger. For a down all you have to do is do a sit and slide your front feets out, right?

    Enjoy those treats, Big Guy!

    Stella

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  7. Good work, Ranger, you've trained her well....a treat just for lying down!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  8. Ranger, we are so proud of you. We have to agree with you - we wonder how we could get much lower!! BOL!!

    XOXO
    Lilly, Piper, Ivy and The Sweet Buglets

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  9. I can do the down but you haz tought me, if I dont'z do it I will get'z treats :) I mustn't bee'z to easy to please :) xx00xx

    http://www.molliesdogtreats.co.uk

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  10. So cute! You turned a negative into a plus, you are a master at it.

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  11. Good video :) I'm a pro at it:D
    Thanks for my award, I've got something for you too, scroll down to my second last post, I didn't name anybody in particular but I had you in mind for the sweet award, please do grab it
    Cotton

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  12. Whathing that video as made me all hungry!! You do do down very well, and it's the please feed me eyes that I think work!! What else will you teach us O wise one??

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  13. Laughing and lots of treats sounds pretty much like our "training" sessions, Ranger. I sometimes wonder who is training who. You have an advantage doing the down exercise since you're practically there already!

    Susan and Wrigs

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