You see Rede in the back, already showing signs of laying down. I am showing the same behaviour, making myself small and pointing to the ground as a cue. Flip is such a superstar, laying flat – completely surrendering to the exercise, making Rede even more confident. Hear me repeat the word ‘down… down… down…’ Important here is to IGNORE her, just keep talking. As soon as she lands, my voice goes up in pitch. I do give her treats, but limited. I scratch her everywhere to make her comfortable. (Flip is sleeping hihi, he knows the drill) I keep the treats pinched in between my fingers so it takes her longer to get them. It’s more distraction if needed. I combine things she already knows with her new exercise to make her more at ease. I keep talking, sharing my happy emotions with her. I cuddle her from different positions to make that normal. Her move here was so good! She got comfortable again, so I rewarded that. Flip waiting patiently, napping, but always alert. Again, standing up and making her comfortable with my new position. I said “zit” which means ‘sit up’, just to try. As you see, no response ofcourse, to soon. You can tell she is really searching for my happy talking again, offering the ‘smiling’. by working with Flip while Rede is with us, she learns the cue’s and feels part of the session. Rede was pawing there, scraping the sand, saying ‘ok what can I do now?!’ In horse-training, give the example! I layed down… used a treat to stretch her a bit further back, and WOW! I allow her to come back up when she wants to. Again, maaaaabye she will sit and I am quick enough. not reaaaally rewarding, I praise with my voice; sitting will come one day!