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Dog Doing Trick - skills for your dog to master


Stand and Stay, a great skill for your dog to master.


Teaching your dog how to Stand And Stay is a great way to make vet exams and dog baths go more smoothly.

Here’s how:

Step 1: Stand

Work on getting your dog to stand up on command. Have your dog sit, then hold a treat in front of his or her nose. Bring the treat farther back, saying, “stand” until your dog does what you ask — then offer lots of praise and the treat.
Practice this for a few days until your dog has mastered it.


Step 2: Stay

Invite your dog to stand. Next, say, “stay.” If your dog does so for even a split second, respond with praise and a treat. Now, try keeping your dog still for one second, then two, and work your way up over the next few days.
Once you get to about 5 or 10 seconds, your dog should have figured out that this version of “stay” should be performed standing, not sitting or lying down.

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