06 May Don’t teach your dog to stay.
What is the solution? Teaching the dog that stay is implied with commands like sit, down, and place. For example, down means to stay laying down until released or called. It is much easier for a dog to learn implied stay then “stay” itself. This is because once the dog knows commands like down, sit, and place we can see if they break a command and so can the dog. This makes the dog more successful as opposed to teaching a secondary command with it. Now, if you use “stay” already as one of your commands don’t worry. It is not too difficult or too late to teach an implied stay.