Re: Teaching Stay
I introduced the stay to Heidi before she was 6 months old, but didn't have any expectations that she would "get it" until she was older. How old is CJ?
What I would do is put her in a sit then treat. Put her in a down, then treat. Then, after I said "good down", I would say "stay" and continuously toss my training treats between her front legs. As long as I was tossing treats, she had no reason to get up. I would do this for just a few minutes each session.
Again, at that young age, it was simply an introduction. I've heard trainers say that the "stay" isn't expected until they get a bit older.
~~ Barbara ~~
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