How To Teach Your Dog To Stay In 3 Steps Force Free

In this video, dog trainer Zak George introduces us to the 3 D’s of dog training. These concepts are used in a lot of different trainings and this particular video, it’s used on how to teach your dog to stay.

The 3 D’s are Duration, Distance, and Distraction.

Duration: It’s important to break the entire training into small parts. The dog learns fast and it’s a more effective way of teaching him in this kind of method. The dog is only required to give his attention for a very short time at the start of the training. You can start with 3-5 seconds of cueing the dog to “stay”. Reward him every time he gets it correct. Gradually increase the time and reward the dog afterward.

Distance: The next point of concentration is the distance between the dog and its owner. Just like any other trainings, start with small steps and gradually accelerate the activity. You can start with one step away from the dog, cue “stay”, and reward him once done properly. As an owner, you must also adjust your expectations towards your dog. Some younger dogs may only need a few inches away from you since naturally they are clingy. Practice several times until the dog can handle some distance away from you.

Distraction: The dog can be distracted by anything when you are teaching him to stay. This might be the tricky part, but with timing and consistency your dog will be successful in doing the “stay” even with distractions. Eye contact is also an important factor in this activity. You can give bonus rewards to your dog when he does it correctly.

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