Step 4a: Fade the hand signal

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With your dog in a seated or standing position, cup your empty hand (palm down) and lower your hand in the same fashion, to the height of your ankle – just a few inches off the floor. Freeze and wait.

As soon as your dog’s belly hits the ground, say “yes!” (or click) and feed a treat from your pouch while they are still in the down position.

If your dog stands up after the mark and before you have a chance to feed the treat, simply lure them back into the down position to release the food. 

You can toss a treat away to reset. 

Repeat 4 more times for a total of 5 repetitions.