Suwanee Animal Hospital
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Monday - Thursday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday & Major Holidays Closed
85 Buford Hwy
Suwanee, GA 30024
Tel: (770) 271-8716
Your Local Veterinarian For 25 Years
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Down Command

  1. Start with your dog in a sitting position.
  2. Hold a treat in your hand so that the dog cannot eat it.
  3. Say the dogs name.
  4. Say "down".
  5. Point with your hand down in betweem the dog's paws.
  6. Once the dog lays completely down, say "good dog" first, then give him the treat.
Hand signal down
Legs kicked out Your dog should move into a down position by following the movement of your hand. Never push on your dogs head to encourage a down. It could injure its neck.

Note: The dogs legs should kick out from underneath him. Notice the back legs in the picture. This may not happen immediately but you will want to work towards this. It will help your dog to remain in a down stay position when you are ready to teach him.
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Suwanee Animal Hospital

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We extend a sincere invitation for you and your pets to visit our office. We are confident you will receive the finest healthcare for your pets in a professional and caring environment.

Located in the heart of Suwanee just a half mile north of the Suwanee City Hall on Buford Highway serving the Sugar Hill, Lawrenceville, Buford, Duluth, Flowery Branch and Johns Creek area Since 1989.