DVD Quiz #4 - Down Chapter

All of the answers to these questions are mentioned and explained in the Down Chapter of the No Dog Left Behind dog training DVD or the online version included with purchase of the Puppy or Basic Obedience courses. 

 

1 - We start off teaching with a food lure because it makes the dog think and creates a positive association so the dog enjoys learning. 

 

A - True

B - False 

 

2 - Starting from the ____ position is usually easier because the butt is already down. 

 

A - Heel

B - Front

C - Sit 

D - All of the above 

 

3 - When adding pressure to the down we use ______

 

A - downward pushing on the dog’s shoulders. 

B - a massage technique on the back of the dog’s neck. 

C - a little squeeze on the pressure point just behind the shoulder blades. 

D - None of the above 

 

4 - Using food while introducing pressure points reduces resistance. 

 

A - True

B - False 

 

5 - In order to avoid the reliance on food, you should start having the dog follow an _____ hand. 

 

A - empty 

B - enormous 

C - intense 

D - interesting

 

6 - Before moving to an empty hand, the dog should be going down smoothly with the lure both with and without using the pressure point. 

 

A - True

B - False 

 

7 - Teaching the dog to accept physical pressure with a positive association makes it easy to enforce commands or correct mistakes such as getting up before being released. 

 

A - True

B - False

 

8 - When introducing leash pressure to the down command, when should you pull down on the leash?

 

A - Right before you say down. 

B - When the dog is already halfway down. 

C - Right after you say down. 

D - You should never pull on the dog’s leash. 

 

9 - The first thing to do when teaching the dog to lay down on command is to start saying “down” right away. 

 

A - True

B - False  

 

10 - What is the difference between praise and release? 

 

A - Nothing, it’s the same thing

B - Praise is good, release is bad. 

C - Praise means “I like what you are doing, keep doing it. Release means the exercise is finished. 

D - Praise is just a word, release means you’re going to get a cookie. 

 

Answers: 

 

1 - We start off teaching with a food lure because it makes the dog think and creates a positive association so the dog enjoys learning. 

 

A - True

 

2 - Starting from the ____ position is usually easier because the butt is already down. 

 

C - Sit 

 

3 - When adding pressure to the down we use ______

 

C - a little squeeze on the pressure point just behind the shoulder blades. 

 

4 - Using food while introducing pressure points reduces resistance. 

 

A - True

 

5 - In order to avoid the reliance on food, you should start having the dog follow an _____ hand. 

 

A - empty 
 

6 - Before moving to an empty hand, the dog should be going down smoothly with the lure both with and without using the pressure point. 

 

A - True

 

7 - Teaching the dog to accept physical pressure with a positive association makes it easy to enforce commands or correct mistakes such as getting up before being released. 

 

A - True

 

8 - When introducing leash pressure to the down command, when should you pull down on the leash?

 

B - When the dog is already halfway down. 

 

9 - The first thing to do when teaching the dog to lay down on command is to start saying “down” right away. 

 

B - False  

 

10 - What is the difference between praise and release? 

 

C - Praise means “I like what you are doing, keep doing it. Release means the exercise is finished. 

 

Thank you very much for participating in this class. I look forward to seeing you in future classes! Please stay in touch.

 

-Chad Culp, Certified Dog Trainer and Canine Behavior Consultant

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