Posted : 1/28/2007 9:14:14 PM
Have you tried any scent games? Put your pupper in a down stay and let him watch you put a treat in a easy to find spot. Tell him to "find it." When he starts getting close to the treat give him alot of praise. Work your way up to hiding a few more treats around and then doing it when your dog can't see you hiding the treats.
Also another good thing is stringing several behaviors together before you release him to get the treat. Down, stay, (put treat in visible location) Sit, shake, down, stay, release. The dog has to remember a)that there's a treat over there b) where the treat is and c) has to perform the behaviors.