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Hello everyone i was wondering if anyone can give me tips on how to get Diggs (G.S.D) to be able to sit and stay. I have had him 3 days now he seems to respond to me very well, I am just needing a little advice on how to get him to stay when he sits as I walk away. So any and all advice will be helpful to me

-Thanks Michael
 

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take advantage of his wanting to move with you and perfect that . heeling, recalls . static exercises come later . work with , not against.
 

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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.
 

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your pup always wants to go with you or move when you move?
when would start training a dog/pup to stay? the OP's dog is
11.5 months old.

take advantage of his wanting to move with you and perfect that . heeling, recalls . static exercises come later . work with , not against.
 

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It just takes practice. I had Riley sit/stay and I walked a step back, he stayed gave treat....I did this walking further away. If he followed I blocked him immediately and put him back in sit /stay. I can leave the room now and he will stay.

In puppy level 1 training I had to put him in sit/stay and walk around an aisle in a pet store and come up behind him. He did it perfectly each time staying in the sit/stay position.

We train a lot. In short intervals no more than 5 to 10 minutes, but throughout the day. In puppy class it was a bit different. We had to train for a solid hour. It was ok though I got down what I needed to do with him all week.
 

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Hello everyone i was wondering if anyone can give me tips on how to get Diggs (G.S.D) to be able to sit and stay. I have had him 3 days now he seems to respond to me very well, I am just needing a little advice on how to get him to stay when he sits as I walk away. So any and all advice will be helpful to me

-Thanks Michael

sounds like maybe you are turning your back and walking away, Diggs is just following along.
 

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your pup always wants to go with you or move when you move?
when would start training a dog/pup to stay? the OP's dog is
11.5 months old.
The OP has only had the dog 3 days. It's more important at this point to teach the new dog that being with you is where it wants to be. Setting a new dog (what ever age) up to succeed. If the dog wants to follow you, reward that by providing a command (Come!) and reward that behavior. The dog will soon learn that to comply to your requests results in happy times.

It will help build a bond and trust using what the dog is already offering.
 

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I taught my 10 week old puppy how to sit and stay very quickly with lots of treats and a clicker.

I started off by getting her to sit with a treat. Then while sitting, I stood in front of her and just loaded her down with clicks and treats, while she sat there. I didn't use a verbal command at first. I spent a few days just having her sit and then giving her tons of treats, one after the other, as long as she stayed sitting.

I carried treats with me everywhere. She learned very quick that she got treats if she sat down, so she actually wanted to sit and just stay sitting on her own. After the first day she started sitting in front of me and staring at me when she wanted attention. I would give her treats when she just sat there being good.

After two days of giving her tons of treats while she stayed in the seated position, I started having her sit, then I would take a step back and then give her a treat. It didn't take long before I could step walk pretty far backwards and she just stayed sitting there waiting for me to come back and give her a treat. After about a week of some really good siting and staying I added the word.

When I train I like to get the dog to offer me the behavior consistently before adding language to the mix, since dogs don't really speak English, adding the verbal command to soon often makes training take longer.
 
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