Teach your Puppy to STAY – Great Trick Series

Teach your Puppy to STAY
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So, you just got a new puppy and taught them how to SIT. What? You haven’t taught them how to sit?  No worries, here’s how to teach your puppy to sit.

Well, now that your pup knows how to sit, to teach your dog to stay is an awesome follow on trick.

Just like the sit command, the stay command is a really easy trick and can be taught in a few minutes in some cases, but no more than a week if you put in the effort.

You just can’t beat the shared experience between you and you dog that comes from learning tricks together.  This relationship will last a lifetime – get to know one another in a fun and happy way.

At Athenas Pets, we offer a Whistle and Clicker Training Set that comes with an eBook that contains several tricks, including STAY.  We’re offering this eBook as a no cost download below.  We also have the Dog Treat Pouch to hold your Kibbles and other training/fun items.

BUT you can teach your puppy to STAY without the Whistle and Clicker or Treat Pouch – just read on…

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FIRST STEPS:

You need to start with a positive attitude.  Your new puppy needs to know you care and are trying to make this a pleasurable experience.  They sense these things – don’t fake it!!

Just know thousands, maybe millions, of people have taught their puppies to stay.  You can do this!!  Grab some treats and…

LET’S GET STARTED:

Before you teach your puppy to stay, make sure that your puppy knows the “SIT” command before starting this trick.

We have this info on how-to teach sit command if interested.

FIRST, GET YOUR PUPPY IN THE SEATED POSITION:

Sitting Puppy

The first thing you want to do is get your puppy in a seated position by using the “SIT” command.

DO NOT PRAISE or REWARD your dog when they sit. You want them to know there is more to be done before they can get your PRAISE or REWARD.

WHAT IS PRAISE & REWARD?

Teach your Puppy to STAY

PRAISE means petting your pup or saying, Good Boy, Good Girl, Nice Pup, etc.

REWARD means giving your pup a treat (think of this as a super bonus for your pup).

ONTO THE “STAY” COMMAND:

Once your dog is in position, raise a palm facing them as if you were a traffic officer telling traffic to stop. While you do this, say the command, “STAY”.

Stay close to your dog during this time and PRAISE your dog as they are sitting or lying if they continue to hold their position. After about 2-3 seconds, PRAISE and REWARD your pup.

If you have the Dog Clicker, you can use this now and/or combine with another verbal command such as, “COME” or “OKAY”.

ONCE THEY STAY FOR 2-3 SECONDS:

The next progression is to gradually increase the amount of time they are staying. After you give the command, “STAY”, wait 5 seconds, then after many successes at 5 seconds, go all the way to 10 seconds.

You can do this until you feel comfortable that your dog will stay until you give your verbal “COME” or “OKAY” and/or click the clicker.

TEACH YOUR PUPPY TO STAY – WHAT’S NEXT?

Remember to continually PRAISE your dog during the 5-10 seconds that they are staying put. Then PRAISE and REWARD them when they have successfully completed the trick.

If your dog leaves the stay early, DO NOT REWARD them, ONLY PRAISE them and start again.

Once you have gotten your puppy to stay for a period of time that you are comfortable with, you can start slowly walking away after you have given the “STAY” command.

Start out with only 2 or 3 feet at a time. You can then slowly increase the distance another 2-3 feet each time you feel that your dog has gotten the hang of it.

Remember to PRAISE your dog continuously as you back away from them if they are holding their stay position. Then PRAISE and REWARD them when they have successfully completed the trick.

If your dog leaves the stay early, DO NOT REWARD them, ONLY PRAISE them and start again.

You can repeat this step until you have backed up as far as you would like. The distance is purely up to you and depends on the level of obedience you expect from your dog.

Either way, if you’ve made it this far, your dog is probably staying like a pro!

GET YOUR PUPPY WHISTLE & CLICKER OR TREAT POUCH NOW:

Dog Whistle and Clicker Set

Whistle Clicker Set

Only $9.99

  • Dog Whistle
  • Dog Clicker
  • Complete Training eBook
Dog Treat Pouch

Dog Treat Pouch

$15.95

  • Great for Dog Training and Walks
  • Poop Bag Dispenser
  • Zipper Pocket for Phone/Wallet
  • Mesh Pouch for other Items

Best of luck to you and your dog.  At Athenas Pets, we’re always thinking of ways to make the human and pet experience better.

We offer a number of dog and puppy training information and products in this regard. You may be interested in some of our other dog barking information as well as potty training a puppy.

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Steve Larrivee

Steve Larrivee

As a dog lover since his youth, Steve Co-Founded Athenas Pets with his son Kevin to promote dog training to the masses. Athenas Pets, focuses on training products and providing the "know-how" so the average dog owner can train their dog like a pro.

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