[quote author=*Lassie* link=topic=12456.msg241203#msg241203 date=1221685810]
This thread is getting as hard as an Agnatha Christie to follow, :confused: interesting but confusing.
Dree – martini cue = anytime anyplace anywhere 😉
Oh, I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s confused! :laugh: Yes, I worked out the Martini bit. ;D
Apologies for bringing my own dog, Nell, into the discussion. I was only using her as an example of where the instant down (or the Martini ;)) could be used. Dogs running off to play with other dogs….instant down in place, go and put dog on lead and reward. The behaviour of running off becomes extinct because every time it runs off (to attack, to play, whatever) it is put in a down. The “running off” behaviour simply disappears, because there is no fun at the end of it. The fun becomes the down, and the reward for the down….which is eventually phased out as well.