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Old 01-21-2014, 10:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm having a hard time training my 8 month GDS to sit and stay... she can sit but after a few seconds she gets up...I want her to sit until i tell her its OK to get up. Can anyone help.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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use treats. use a clicker or a marker word. i use the word "yes". say yes then immediately give the treat. give her a treat when she sits correctly. next training session ask her to sit and wait a few seconds before giving treats. rinse and repeat and add more time.

after your dog can sit to your desired duration then you can now ask for a sit and take one step back. if you dog stays still then say yes and immediately let her come to you for a treat. if she gets up to follow you then just grab her leash and bring her back to the starting point and ask for the sit again. you can then take more steps away from her. enough sessions and she'll learn that her release word is yes or a click of the clicker and will continue doing that command until released

p.s. i personally dont teach the word stay. if i ask for a sit the dog needs to sit until released. if i ask for a down then the dog lays down until i either give him another command or release him. "stay" should be understood.
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Welcome to the forum acj415!

You able to get a good start on ---> Top Training Expectations for Puppies

There a good videos on the clicker part to help.

Plus you may consider dog classes! Perfect place to teach US how to then teach our dogs.
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This is how I train stay: Training Stay
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