The Stay - 0 Shades of Grey


This week we will look at what is called The Stay command. We have covered the Sit and Down previously. Please simply click on the words, they will open a new window in your browser to those entries.

Sit and Down are pre-requisite for the Stay, if your dog cannot yet comply with these commands there is no use reading this. It is imperative that your dog understand what they are supposed to do before moving to this lesson.

It is important to note that there are two methods of teaching The Stay:

  • Reinforce the duration the position is held

  • Punish the deviation of the position held

OK, in one we reinforce, what does that mean?

In its simplest terms it means that we give the dog positive feedback to indicate a job well done.

For example:

"Yorkie, Sit"

Yorkie sits