The "Stay" Command to Your Dog
"stay" command is also one of the basic
commands. It should be taught to your dog only after it
knows the "Lay Down" and "Sit"
commands. It is not hard to train this command but it
requires a bit of patience.
your dog the "stay" command you will need to make sure
your dog understands a "release" command first.
This will insure that the dog will know when it's OK to
move from the "stay" position.
the steps you will need to teach your dog to lay down on
Start by having the dog sit or lie down in front of you.
your hand with your open palm facing the dog, put your
hand in front of your dog's face (within about 6 inches
of it's nose) and give the command
"Stay." Repeat the word "Say" and
wait a few seconds. When the dog stays, say "Good -
Say" and reward with a treat. Give the release
command immediately after you give the treat and praise
the training and lengthen the amount of time the dog
remains in the "stay" position very gradually.
You also need to slowly move farther and farther away
from the dog as the time increases until you can get
25-50 feet away. Remember, don't be in a hurry to move away.
It is much more important that the dog knows that it
needs to stay, before you increase your distance from
be patient, this will take some time. Don't forget the
correctly, the execution of the "stay" command
is a true measure of a well trained, well-mannered, and
all training, keep your sessions short. Advanced
training should be kept under 10 minutes in
length. Always do something that the dog likes to do
when the session ends. Playing with the dog's favorite
toy or going for a walk will keep your dog interested in
training. Because there is a "fun time"
following the training, it will make the dog more
willing to train well.