[quote author=kizkiznobite link=topic=12456.msg241319#msg241319 date=1221753357]
A dog is as capable of moving out of a down back to you if necessary, as it is from a stand.
no….my dogs are highly cued…my dogs would not..they have martini cues…so if cued to a down then in a down they would stay…but i dont go that far…i would not expose them to that risk….
So your dogs are not trained to down on command, and then follow up with another behaviour if necessary? You said to me that the down was two commands….the stop and the down. Your “highly cued” down is a Down Stay….which is three commands according to you…stop, down, and stay there. I don’t ask my dogs for a Down Stay….I ask for a down, from which I can re-command if necessary.