Trick of the day is the "Emergency Down." What does your dog do if you accidently drop the leash, if you trip and fall while on a hike, or if the front door opens suddenly? Teaching your dog to drop into a down as fast as possible on cue is very useful for situations like those. It takes a lot of practice, but you can do it! Start by teaching your dog to go into a down without sitting first. Help them create the muscle memory of dropping into a down by folding instead of sitting first. Keep practicing, pick up the speed and add the cue. No matter where your dog is, if they hear “down,” they can learn to obey happily.