Teaching the Concertina

Article and Photography Credit: Catherine L. Zinsky

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Teaching the Concertina Down

A concertina is a sort of small accordion.  A squeezebox, if you will.  The concertina down acquired this name because in essence when performing the concertina down, the dog is folding into the down, squeezing into it.  It results in a very tight, compact down that prevents the dog from ever traveling forward while performing it. In my estimation, there are basically three ways in which a dog can perform a down from the stand position, with the concertina being the more desirable by far.  The three are:

  1. The creeper
  2. The plop
  3. The concertina

… (To Read More purchase a copy of the July/August 2012 Issue of DogSport).