The Stay - 0 Shades of Grey
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.