Teach Your Dog To Sit on Command
Special Interest: Training
Stay is one the most basic commands all dogs should know. Not only is it great for obedience training, but it’s also an essential first step to doing so many other tricks and dog sports.
It may be easier to teach this command if your dog already knows how to sit on command. Stand in front of your dog and have him sit. Then tell your dog to “stay.” If your dog sits still for a few seconds give him a release command such as “yes” or “ok” and reward him with a treat or praise. Practice extending the time that your dog sits and stays. Then, try increasing the distance between you and your dog while he sits and stays. Remember to be patient with your dog – he doesn’t have a long attention span so practice with your dog for a few minutes and then come back to it again later. Challenge your dog further by adding distractions and then moving on to focus exercises.
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Items Needed: Treats or Favorite Toy
Safety: If your dog has a special condition or problems with his joints consult your vet.
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