So, how do I go about teaching a puppy to stay?Teaching your puppy to stay is one of the five basic commands of dog training. You'll use it when you want your puppy to remain in the sit, down, or stand position until you release her using the "okay" command. You won't want your dog to remain in the "stay" position for any length of time, a few minutes at the most.
Only teach the "stay" lesson once you have taught a puppy to sit. These two go together and are combined at certain times. One such time is at meal times when a pet can become boisterous.
It will be useful to you to be able to issue the "sit" and then "stay" command so that your dog will remain in the sitting position whilst you get his dinner ready. Then you can place his bowl on the floor, and release him with the "okay" command once you're ready.
Puppies have very short attention spans, so all lessons should only last a short time. Begin this lesson in a quiet place with few distractions and slip on her training lead and collar:
Puppy training and hand signals.Your dog understands body language and will read, and respond to your enthusiasm for training, or lack of it. You can transmit a great deal to your dog just through your posture.
Also, there's little doubt that using hand signals in combination with a verbal command will make training your puppy a lot easier. You'll find that your dog will respond to his lessons far quicker.
What hand signal you use for what command is up to you. They should be logical e.g. calling her name to attract her attention, and then issuing the "come" command whilst guiding her with a clear wave of your hand in your direction. And when you want your puppy to "stay" issue the command, and simultaneously show her the palm of your hand, just like a traffic cop.
Teaching a puppy to stay is just one segment of our puppy-training guide.....