With your dog in a seated or standing position, say “down” in a gentle voice, wait 1 second, then offer the hand signal (to your waist), 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.