Yes I know at 7 months a dog should already do it, but we neglected strict training with Peyton until the last 2 months due to sever health issues before then. He has never taken to down...does sit...leave it....take it all just fine but never wanted to do down and would ignore the treat when he realized he would not get it until he did so. We even helped him lie down and gave him a treat then but he never fell for it. Today...HE DID DOWN!!!! I thought it was a fluke so I made him sit, then lay down again and HE DID IT! I am so excited lol. He has also began going into his crate willingly when we are leaving or feeding. Before we had to throw a toy in his crate or pick him up and put him in, now he simply walks into his crate and sits I feel like a proud mommy.