Training - Stay

by Michelle
(Nashville)

We are working to be a therapy dog. Russell does sit and down fairly well but stay for 10 seconds doesn't seem to be a concept he understands. Any thoughts. Today, I worked backwards while he as lounging, I used clicker and hot dog and stood 10 feet away and said "stay" and after 10 seconds, I clicked and rewarded. Any other thoughts?

Comments for Training - Stay

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 19, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Training
by: Donna

He's a Pyr. You can only work very short periods with them.

When he lies down, stand right in front of him.

Say 'stay' (or hand signal). Start with 2 seconds. Click. 'Good boy' when he stays.

Work that up to 10 seconds right in front of him.

Then, move a step backwards. And, start again. 2 seconds. Click. 'Good boy'. Work towards 10 seconds.

Take another another step backwards.

You get the idea. However, don't try to do this all in one day. Pyrs get pretty bored as you know.

Working with him as you have done when he is lounging is also a good idea. Perfect. Integrate what he is already doing into training.

I hope this helps.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.








Breaking News

  1. Maggie - Courtesy Posting

    Feb 22, 19 09:21 AM

    Courtesy Posting - ADOPTED We are so happy to announce that Maggie was adopted out of the shelter! DOB: 5. April 2017 Sweet Maggie, the big white fluffy,

    Read More

  2. Athena

    Feb 21, 19 06:25 PM

    *ADOPTED* There is something about these dogs that their fosters snap them up. Athena needed daily treatment to get her fistula under control. Her sweetness

    Read More

  3. Henry

    Feb 21, 19 06:23 PM

    *ADOPTED* It's not a surprise that Henri's fosters adopted him. They did the same thing last year with Snow. They were happy to have a male dog in the

    Read More

  4. Butler - Courtesy Posting

    Feb 21, 19 06:21 PM

    *ADOPTED* This boy was popular. We don't usually get seniors in but this boy needed a place and he found it. Congratulations to his new mom! She is retired

    Read More

  5. Yuki

    Feb 21, 19 04:09 PM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* Yuki has been in my foster care since early September. We are surprised that no one has given her time to adjust to a new family life.

    Read More

  6. Coat - Eating his own coat.

    Feb 20, 19 06:38 AM

    Hey, We have a wonderful 1 year old GP, but here lately he has started to eat his own fur when it sheds. I have not one clue as to why???? Can anyone

    Read More

  7. Yuki

    Feb 20, 19 06:27 AM

    *ADOPTING PENDING* DOB: March 24, 2015 Other Animals: Cats, chickens, other dogs so far Children: Yes Yuki is a beautiful girl and quite tiny for a

    Read More

  8. Behaviour - Bullying

    Feb 15, 19 06:42 AM

    Hello. Norman is a year and a half now, I got him at 8 weeks old from a farm where I met his brothers and parents. He is my first great Pyrenees and

    Read More