When teaching Creed to Down we could easily lure him to the floor, but when we stood up and cued him he just wouldn't lie down. To change the behavior we tried changing the environment from a hardwood floor to carpet. Lo and behold Creed laid down right away when he was on the carpet. Seems the hardwood floor was either too slippery or too hard for him to do it comfortably. Moral of the story: if things aren't working try something else!
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI