Hello all, I know this will be very simple to lots of you so I’m saving myself some time in asking you for help! Elsie is now nearly 10 months and doing well. She is at training classes and she is the model dog when we attend them! Elsie has a pretty good recall now I have the sacred, hidden in my pocket, only allowed at certain points of the walk, precious squeaky squirrel! She can stop, touch, sit, give paw, spin and is getting much better at walking to heel. I’m struggling with lie down, she will only do this if the treat is right under her nose and I do the down movement with it. I also usually have to be crouching down with her. How do I progress this? What I would like to be able to do is say ‘down’ from a standing position and her to do it but we feel light years away! Equally, how could I make my other commands not so treat driven? I have the treat in my hand usually or I pretend it’s in there to get her to do something. She is a clever dog so I know it’s owner error, I would like to get her oriented much ‘sharper’. She does love training so it is a case of me being better at it! Any ideas welcome!