Teaching Your Dog to Stay?

A well trained dog is happier and more enjoyable for you too. Teaching your dog to stay is one of the initial commands, after sit. It takes patience, consistency, and a good technique to teach your dog this important lesson. This is a page about teaching your dog to stay.


Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

July 14, 2005

Tips to help you train your dog to stay. Post your ideas.


July 14, 20050 found this helpful

By Lee Dobbins

A properly trained dog is a joy to be around for both the owner and anyone else you happen to come in contact with. Not only will it make for a better relationship but it can help save your pet from being hurt or worse, if he is able to be called to your side to avoid danger.

You should always use a positive approach to training your dog. Rewarding him with a treat and praise will go a lot further than hitting and yelling. Dogs and puppies want your approval and will try to please you to get your praise.

Once you have taught your dog the two basic commands of "sit" and "down", you are ready to move on to the "stay" command. This command comes in handy when you are out somewhere and you don't want your dog to get into something he shouldn't or to keep him contained in a dangerous situation. The steps are basically the same as for any other training with the action and command being the differentiating factor. Here's some steps you might use to train your dog to stay:


1. Get the puppy (or adult dog) to lay down or sit (You should already have them well trained in these commands before you can expect him to stay).

2. Give the "stay" command - some people put their hand up with the palm facing the dog in sort of a "Stop" command as well.

3. Give praise no matter how long he actually "stayed". Of course, at first the dog won't really stay at all, but you must give the praise anyway.

4. Release him by calling him to you and reward him with praise and a treat.

5. Praise the dog no matter how long he stays in position. At first he will only stay for a short time, but as he catches on you can lengthen that time period and eventually even leave the room and expect to find him as you left him.

6. Repeat the steps 5 times. No more than 5 times or it won't be fun! You can try again later in the day.

Training your dog is important so that you can take him out without him acting unruly, but you get much more from training a dog then you might expect. Your dog loves to hang out with you. He learns to listen to his name. He gets used to doing things with you, but on your plan. Training helps your dog feel more secure as it strengthens your position as leader. Spending a couple of minutes each day training your dog will help build a strong relationship.


About The Author: Get more dog training tips and find out which dogs are easier to train at http://www.train-the-dog.com

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By Julie (Guest Post)
July 14, 20050 found this helpful

In our beginner dog obedience class, we don't recommend calling the dog to release from the "stay" command until the dog is pretty strong on the stay. We have beginners return to their dog and THEN release and give a treat. I agree 100% to praise the dog with "joy" in your voice. Dogs really respond to that but for some people it takes practice.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

Pets Dogs Training AdviceNovember 9, 2011
Summer Ideas!
Pest Control
Back to School Ideas!
Coronavirus Tips
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-08-04 17:00:22 in 943 msecs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Add to PageAsk a Question