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Training A Young Dog To Sit, Stay and Come

Sit, Stay, Come. With a young pup, these 3 words are your sanity straws. To teach sit, keep repeating the word "sit" followed by pushing gently down on rear until he understands that when the hand is in front of his nose and you say "sit", he is to park his hiney. Then you can add stay to the order. Do the sit with hand and voice. Then with hand still outstretched in stay, make a couple of steps backward repeating "stay."

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Once you can walk away about l0 feet and he stays, attach a leash or rope long enough for you to get away from him about 8 to 10 feet. Have him sit - stay then command him to come and pull till he is in front of you then sit - stay and reward him when he even gets part of it right.

You have to be consistent and always follow the same commands so you don't confuse the pup. The only fly in the ointment is not keeping up with the lessons once learned once in a while to keep them well behaved.

Source: My deceased ex-father-in-law trained dogs for a living the old way.

By gbk from South GA

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