Posts Tagged ‘command’

matI am often called to help people who are struggling with a dog that just won’t calm down,.. inside the house or out..the door bell rings and they steam roll anything in their way to get the door barking and jumping.. and have to be pulled away by the collar. One of the best things anyone can do to ensure peace and harmony is to train the dog to go to a mat or bed, lay down, stay there.. and be quiet..

Once you have mastered the place command inside your home you can move to the yard and work the dog there..

This exercise is a great way to end the dreaded fence fighting, squirrel and cat chasing … and many other unwanted behaviors…

The way to begin this training is to place three separate mats in different areas of the house,..

Put the dog on leash and walk them up to the mat… stop and say, “Place” and walk them onto the mat..

When the dogs four feet are on the mat..stop and say, “Good”..don’t let the dog go to far and step off the mat..

The idea is to have the dog on the mat.. all four feet.. pause for a few seconds and then say, “Let’s Go”..then walk to the next mat and repeat this exercise as many times a day as you can for a week or two..

You can use the dogs daily food for training..

When you can tell your dog to go to place and they will..then you can begin to work on getting them to stay there for extended periods of time..

Just think how much nicer it would be,..

That when your door bell rings the dog goes to the door..barks a couple times..and you say, “go to place” and they do..and they stay there until you release them..

This is totally possible,,

If I can do it so can you..it just takes a little time and effort on your part… I want you to know that the way your dog behaves today does not mean that’s the way it has to be tomorrow.. you can change things..

And as always if you need some help you can always write me and I will gladly help you..have a great week..

Harley

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In this video post I will show you how to train your dog to stay on command

 

There are many times during the day  when you may want your dog to stay in one place while you take care of something. From cooking dinner to fixing the dripping faucet, teaching your dog to stay in one place on command can come in very handy in preventing your furry faced friend from running off with you 9/16th socket wrench.

Training your dog to wait is as easy as 1-2-3, and when you take your time you can avoid backing up saying stay,stay,stay,,,only to have your dog follow you anyway.

Below the video you will find written instructions on how to train your dog to stay on command.

Once you have watched the video, let me know how you will use this command to improve the relationship with your dog.

If you have questions leave them in the comments section and I will address your concerns.

 

 

Learning how to train your dog to stay on command is easy to do. Follow the steps outlined below and in the video and soon  your dog will be waiting at the door until you give them the release word to go out and play.

Step 1-  Get some food rewards and call your dog to come to you..if he sits that is fine, this exercise is about staying in one place.

Step 2-  Hold your hand in front of your dogs face like you were stopping a car, and say in a serious tone of voice, “Stay” and take one step back..then immediately step back to your dog and give him the reward.

Step 3-  Repeat the stay command and take two steps back, and immediately step back in and give the dog the reward.

Step 4-  Repeat the stay command and take three steps back and come back in and give the dog the reward.

If at anytime your dog breaks the stay command, say, “NO” in a tone of voice that tells your dog you know he can do better and calmly put him back into position and work the exercise again.

Once your dog begins to understand what you are asking him to do, then you can increase the amount of time he has to stay put in order to get you to come to him and give the reward.

If you have any  questions about today’s video post on how to train your dog to stay on command just let me know in the comment section and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Talk soon,

Harley