Settle is a great way to calm overly excited dogs down and to teach them how to relax! It can be used anywhere, from in your home to at the pub!

When your dog is on their settle mat or bed, place a treat on the bed between their front paws and say your settle cue (some people like to say ‘chill’ or ‘relax’ instead). Repeat as often as you need to so they do not get up or off the mat. After a minimum of 5 minutes, they should be nice and chilled. Over time you can space your treats out more and with regular practice you’ll be able to ask them to settle without treats.
Remember – don’t use your marker word (e.g. good girl) or a clicker for this exercise.