Basic Commands: Stay. Teach your dog to stay with this simple tip taken from the Dog Training Planner.
Outcome: Dog Stays When Commanded
- For this training session you will need a clicker
- Timing is key when using your clicker
- Make sure you are patient with your dog
- Reward all good behaviour
Basic Command: Stay (For Distance)
Step 1: Give Command
Command your dog to “Stay” and then walk away.
Step 2: Anticipate
If you think your dog will break it’s stay, click just before that happens, come back to your dog and give a food treat.
Step 3: Increase Distance
Gradually increase the distance you move away from your dog.
Step 4: Release
Give a release command (e.g. “Go”) to allow your dog a short break.
Step 5: End Session
End the session with a release command (e.g. “OK”) and give your dog its favourite toy as a reward.
Basic Command: Stay (For Duration)
Step 1: Distance
Maintain a small distance between yourself and the dog.
Step 2: Eye Contact
Give a reward & click each time you say, “Stay” and they give you eye contact.
Step 3: Space Out Rewards
Start to add more time between rewards.
Step 4: Talk to Your Dog
Connect with your dog verbally (e.g. “Good boy“). Release every “Stay” command.
Step 5: Increase Duration
Build up to minute long stays. Then go to 2, 3, 4 and more minutes.
With plenty of practice, your dog will learn this basic command to stay.
Basic Commands: Stay. Part of the Dog Training Planner