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when teaching puppy to stay before releasing him to eat his dinner,do i use verbal release followed by a click or click


Asked by Member 1143241 on Dec 1st 2012 Tagged clicker, sit, stay, etc in Puppies
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I click first to get their attention followed by the command stay, I then click again followed by a command to eat, It has worked for both my dogs and one is only 5mth old


Member 1141804 answered on 12/2/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


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Guest you are doing it wrong. The correct sequence is cue...dog responds correctly...click, treat. The clicker is NOT something to get a dog's attention. The click means "that's right! whatever you just did is what i want"
OP...Put food down & give your *stay cue. If he stays..*click & verbally release immediately. Gradually build the time he stays before you *click. Work on this when dinner is not the reward, so he doesn't think it only applies to meals. Once he is reliable, fade the click, & merely verbally release.


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