Now I am not clear on the difference between a stay and a wait.
Because someone explained it to me, it made sense, and now i try to explain it and i find myself thinking that its a very confusing thing for the dog and rather useless.
Basically my understanding of wait is, for example, waiting at the door. I tell her to wait, she looks at me and i release. If i walk away from her or if she is about to jump in the car, or jump out of the car, etc. i ask her to wait. Basically what i was told that wait is when you tell them to wait, they dont move until the relase command, and you can be far away from them.
So stay is when you tell your dog to stay, they dont move that position until you come back to them and release them.
And this what i been training.
We have wait, down almost perfectly. I use toys, play and praise for reward. (cant use treats at this time because of her sensitive stomach) So an example is when i have her flirt pole i walk about 60-100 feet away, i look at her, i dont look at her, i run, i jump, i make noises. And she doesn't budge until i release her and than we play with her toy.
Where as stay is more serious, and she has to stay there till i am back. I however, do not think she is making the connection. That stay means you have to stay till i come back. And wait means you just have to wait for a command.
Is what i have been told wrong? It seemed totally logical when the trainer was explaining, now i am second guessing!