Posts Tagged ‘stay’

Raising a dog is hard work, you take them to obedience class and things seem to be going great..you even got a blue ribbon hanging on your wall.. and yet..

When you are at home your dog seems to have forgotten everything they learned.. they run out the door ahead of you..they anticipate your movements and rush past you..sometimes nearly knocking your down.

It upsets you that your dog is obedience trained yet seems so pushy and rude.

What you think of as bad behavior is really just your dog doing what dogs do.. unless..

You begin to put that obedience training to work for you in your every day life.

The solution is not going to be quick so don’t expect miracles over night..but if you begin to put expectations for behavior on your dog ,..things like sit before going out the door..or sit and stay while you go up and down stairs ., and then follow you when they are invited.. you will begin to see that now your obedience trained dog is making you proud.. and this pride will follow you the rest of your life.

Have a look at this short video as I explain a little more about what I’m talking about..

If you have questions leave them in the comments section below..

all the best,

Harley

 

 

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 your 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

dog bonding

It is very easy to build a strong bond with your dog that will last forever and make training so much easier. Here are a few tips that I know will help.

1. Take some time each day to really pay attention to your dog, sit down in a quiet place and gently stroke his or her head, rub their belly and in soothing tones, tell them they are a good dog.

2. Hand feed your dog at least a portion of their daily food, this will reinforce to your fuzzy faced buddy that you are the one who gives him food.

3. Train him or her every day, it don’t need to be a long session,, 5 minutes will do it. Keep it simple, teach him/her to sit, come, or stay.

4. Go for walks every day, and always be consistent and kind. Soon your dog will do anything you ask, not because they have to but because they want to.

If you have any questions or need help with training, just send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.