Can you get your dog to lie down quickly?
How about with your hands on your head?
Does your dog know what the word down is?
I start this by getting my dog to lie in it’s bed. Say Down, put your hand on your head and reward. Repeat 3 times.
Arm yourself with some yummy treats.
Sit yourself down, put your hands on your head. Say “Down”
Wait for your dog to offer you a down and as soon as they do, toss them a treat. If they get up, then just put your hand back on your head and wait to reward.
Repeat three times.
Then try it without saying anything
Great party trick - but more important is that your dog is watching you and wants to please.
Now repeat on your walk - keep your dog on a lead at all times. You can include this in your circuit training.
Gradually increase distractions but always reward and always have fun with them.