Once your dog has learned how to sit, it’s time to teach them how to stay. It’s important to have both a hand sign and a verbal command for stay so that eventually you can give them a hand sign from a distance. Once again, be sure to teach the behavior before you add the command.
Follow these steps:
Always remember to end on a positive note and continue the training, fresh, the next day.
Remember, your dog’s mind can focus more clearly if you stop, almost like a Polaroid imprint, when you give the command STAY. If you are constantly moving, it will be hard for your dog focus.
Watch this video to see this training in action:
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About the author: Travis Brorsen is one of the most sought after dog trainers in America today and is Founder of Greatest American Dog Trainers. In 2008, Travis and his 14-month old, highly energetic and untrained boxer, Presley, won the grueling 12 week CBS’ national dog training competition, Greatest American Dog. As a result of the show, Travis discovered he had a passion to help other dogs and their owners create similar positive learning and relationship building experiences. Today, Travis and his Greatest American Dog Trainers team specializes in basic and advanced obedience, dog health and fitness training, as well as behavioral issues. For more information, please go to greatestamericandogtrainers.com.