Once your dog has got the hand
of the stand, you need to teach the stay.
This is extremely useful for keeping your dog in
position. Before coming onto this, you
should have got a consistent stand.
Set your dog up in a stand but remain close,
issue the command "stay" and treat.
Work on this until your dog has the hang of
it (remember never issue the command unless the
dog is doing what you want). Work on
increasing the time up then you can work on
stepping backwards. As an indication,
Grace learnt the stand, stay in five minutes
then we stopped training. Later on in the
day it took her five minutes to achieve a stand
stay with me standing back:
If you are consistent, your dog will pick it
up in no time!
The stay still applies if you are adopting
the American method. Here you can see
Grace is straining against the collar which you
don't want, the stay still applies:
On the second shot, she has relaxed into a