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Teaching the Down Command
by Gary Sheffer
Down, sometimes referred to as the Down Stay command, is a Strong Control Command. Down is an essential Command for all types of working and non-working dogs. The command can be used in a boat, blind, or field. I find it very useful after the hunt, to check the dog...
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