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How do I teach my dog to 'stop' or 'halt'? For my Kennel Club Good Citizen Gold test I have to recall the dog them get him to stop halfway. Diesel isn't great at distance commands. If he is away from me and I say sit or down he will come towards me and follow the command next to me.
 

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I start off with the 'down' in motion (as we heel) because it is easier to correct when she is next to you. It really only took one or two corrections and she got it. I also think this helps them to get the concept of stopping while in motion so when you move on to the down on recall, they know it's ok to stop during the recall.

If the dog continues to 'come' instead of 'down' from a distance, I take her back to the place I gave the 'down' command and make her down.
 
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