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How to Teach Your Dog to Stay

Watch more Dog Training 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Teach your dog to stay, the foundation for more complex tricks. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Get them to sit Pick a place outside, like the backyard or dog park. Stand in front of your dog and give the voice command to "sit!" Your dog should be resting comfortably on their hind quarters with their eyes on you. Delay giving them a treat for a second or two after successfully obeying the command. Step 2: Longer delay Get your dog back standing and repeat the "sit!" command. Keep increasing the delay between command and reward until they can successfully stay still for several seconds. During these delays, start to use the voice command "stay!" Tip Always use words of praise and avoid punishment when training a dog. Step 3: Move around While the dog is obeying the "stay!" command, take one step to your left. If the dog stays put, take another step to the left, but if they move, repeat the process until they get the hang of it. Step 4: Try distractions Once your dog has mastered a long "stay," slowly move around them in a circle. Each time they can hold their position for a few seconds longer than before, reward them with praise and a treat. Keep increasing the duration of the "stay!" and how far away you move until your dog can sit alone in a room by themselves. Did You Know? According to a British study, people tend to choose pets with similar physical attributes.
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