Mat training teaches a dog to target a specific location and chill out for awhile.
Settle on a Mat – Step 2
Once your dog is reliably going to the mat, this demonstration shows how to add a cue
Settle on a Mat – Step 1
A demonstration of the first stage of teaching your dog to target a mat.
How to Teach Your Dog to Settle Down
Shaping a dog to target and settle on a mat.