We've had Remy since the middle of March, and I've been working every single day on "down" with him. HE JUST DOESN'T GET IT! He'll plop down on the ground if I put my hand on the ground and kind of show him what I want him to do, but he won't "down" if I just say it. I can physically get him down, but he's just not associating the word with the action. Is it just possible that he's really dumb?? He's a fabulous dog otherwise. He comes when we call him. He is mild-mannered and not bossy/pushy (unlike Bella!) He sits on command, and he will go to his crate when we say any variation of the phrase "go to bed." He just looks at me like his head is full of rocks when I tell him to "down"! I'm not really frustrated by it. I think it's kind of endearing that he's kind of slow and doofus-y. Maybe I'm just not doing something right!