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Place mat command

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I was wondering if you guys have taught your dos the Place Mat command? if so, how to you get your dog to stay on the mat? I've got Sobaka so that I say place, and she will go to the mat, and she gets a treat. Then what I did was made her wait longer for the treat. This did not work, she keeps getting off. Any ideas? We've been working on this for about 2-3 months...

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Do you have your dog sit ON the mat or AT the mat? I have 3 dogs - we're working on "place" - which is just them going to their own place to eat. I've actually marked X's on the floor with tape for them to sit on. 1 of them is ALWAYS in the right spot, 1 of them is ALWAYS close, and the other one is at least in the same room, lol. She'll learn.

I haven't done anything with treats because dinner, in my mind is a treat. I usually set their bowls just out of reach telling them "wait". I stand close enough to them that if they lunge for the food - I step between them and the bowl and put them back into a sit. Each dog is released with "take it" individually in my house.
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