Introduction to Stay2 minute read
Being able to ask your pup for a stay is almost a superpower. So many sticky situations that humans and dogs find themselves in when they try to live together can be solved with a simple stay. In fact, if I may be so bold, I'd say if all you ever did was teach your pup "stay" and "come when called" you'd have an easier life than 99% of all other dog parents.
That said, those are both difficult skills to teach. They require an immense amount of trust on the part of your dog and as well as a strong bond. The very nature of the stay skill means you can't be there to guide your pup if he decides to do something other than stay. Also, there isn't constant reinforcement in the form of treats or even playing with you, to keep him rooted to the ground. No, the only hope you have of teaching a strong stay is to have a pup that wants to please you and in order to have that your pup needs to like you more than whatever else he could be doing besides this boring stay.
Sorry to turn your relationship with your pup into a popularity contest but it's true.
The good news is, Harper's Stay course gives you all the tools you need to get there. We start by teaching a strong down stay and then apply that formula to sits and stands.
An important thing to note about Harper's teaching of stay is we don't use a verbal cue "stay." Instead, we use an implied stay. If you don't know what that is, then this course is definitely for you!
Let's get started!
What your pup will learn
- How to hold a down stay for up to 6 minutes
- How to hold a sit stay for up to 90 seconds
- How to hold a stand stay for up to 90 seconds
- How to hold a position even if you move, leave the room, or there's a distraction
- A word that means "you can stop holding the stay"
What you will learn
- A process for teaching your pup to hold a stay in any position
- The difference between a sit stay, stand stay, and down stay and when you should use each
- The best position for a long stay
- The most overlooked part of a strong stay
- The difference between an alert down position and a relaxed down position