Stay or Stay

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Some people like "Stay" to be a command. It feels logical to say, doesn't it? The trainers we've consulted with here at Harper prefer a different approach though. We have lessons for both. But this is what we recommend for you.

We want to train our dogs so that "stay" is always implied after we tell them "Sit" or "Down." So when you tell your puppy to sit, we want to teach him that he should stay seated there until you release him. Your cue to release him might be "Okay" or "Break." Your puppy will know, as we train duration into our sits and downs, that they should stay in that position until they hear that release cue.

It's simpler. It's more useful. It can keep your dog safer in a potentially dangerous situation. And that makes training this way the smart way to go.