i had my dog sit or lay in front of me. i would take one
or two step backwards. the two steps backwards lead to
10 steps and so on. when you take the steps backwards
stop and wait a few seconds and walk back to your dog
and treat and praise. waiting a few seconds leads to minutes
and so on. once your dog starts to stay walk away so he doesn't see
you. i started the out of sight stay by placing my dog on one side
of the car. then i would walk to the other side of the car. as my dog
held stay with me being out of sight i slowly made the distance longer
and the stay longer. now i started adding distractions. i would have people
walk close to my dog and circle him with their dog. i would have
people call him and offer him treats. after he was solid with the
stay with distraction i had people pick up his leash and pull him,
call him, treat him. i slowly made stay harder and harder for him.
you can train stay indoors and outside.
Last edited by doggiedad; 03-27-2013 at 10:42 AM.