The Teaching Lead® will also help you with many problem situations. Though we’ll go into each issue in greater detail later, let me whet your appetite: Housebreaking. The leash follows the same logic as the crate; dogs don’t like tomess in ...

At this point, your dog should go down whenever you give the command—if the company is visiting or when you’re eating dinner, out in the yard, or at the veterinarian. Remember, “Down” communicates two things: “Calm Down” and “I’m the Leader.” ...

This exercise can be a real lifesaver once your dog learns that when you say “Down,” you want him to drop as though he’s been shot. In the beginning, it can be a little confusing; so be patient and positive ...