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Commanding Your Dog to Lie Down
If you call your dog's name in your command voice and follow his name with the word down - (Fido, down!) - you will have transformed those words into a command that indicates to your dog that he is to:
- Lie down immediately in the prone position and
- remain in that posture until he receives further instructions.