Change

If the dog is standing underneath you, facing in the same direction, you are in Change position.

This position is uncomfortable for many dogs due to the intense positional pressure that often accompanies work underneath the handler.

It is helpful to add lots of value to this position for nervous or active dogs with rapid fire, continuous cookies, so your dog assumes the position when it is offered and is happy to hang out there once it’s started.

Change is a duration behavior and should finish with a release cue.

Change is a key step in teaching the Scoot behavior.

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