The goal is for your dog to learn to just lie down quietly whenever you sit in a chair and ignore him.
What's great about this exercise is that all dogs can do it! It's simply a matter of setting yourself up for success and waiting out your dog. If your dog likes to chew on the leash, try some Bitter Apple spray (or rubbing alcohol or other yucky tasting substance) to soak the leash before you start. Or pick up an extra leash clip and an old choke chain (not needed for training) to make a chain "extension" to your leash. Clip the leash to the chain and use the new clip to hook the chain to the ring on your dog's collar, adding several inches of "unchewable" material to your leash. If you need more help, tie a stuffed Kong or bone to the foot of your chair to keep your dog busy.
Madeline Gabriel, Manager of Behavior and Training, San Diego Humane Society and S.P.C.A
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