Sit, Stand & Down

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Request, Response, Reward - Training Dogs with Dunbar

Training a dog is as easy as 1, 2, 3: 1) Request 2) Response & 3) Reward.  The difficulty comes from figuring out how to illicit the response and then being ready to reward very promptly.

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Verbal Stand – SIRIUS Adult Dog Training

This beagle knows that the word “Stand” means something, but it’s not sure what.  To lure a stand, you may have to lower your hand a little to prevent them from sitting.

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Settle on the Side - Training the Companion Dog 2 – Behavior Problems

If you lure your dog onto their side to settle down, it will be harder for them to get up quickly.

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Stand Stays - Training the Companion Dog 4 – Recalls & Stays

When you lure a stand you should lower your hand a little bit to prevent your dog from sitting.

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Luring Littles - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

Smaller dogs can be harder to lure.  It may take longer to get going, and you’ll probably want to start by rewarding even small steps in the right direction.

 
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Energizing Beth- Dog Training for Children

If you want your dog to be interested in training, you have to be enthusiastic and energetic.  Children are usually very good at this, except when you put them on the spot.

 
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More For Less - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

Always continue to up the ante for rewards.  The more your pup does for each food treat, the better.

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Improving Control - Dog Training for Children

The first step of a recall is the hardest, so practice that first step over and over again, with a string of single step recalls.

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Perfecting Recall Sits - Training the Companion Dog 4 – Recalls & Stays

Fine tuning your recalls and sits takes practice.  With a big dog you’ll want to extend your hand out to the dog to stop them before they come barreling into you.  Use big exaggerated hand signals to show your dog what you want.

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Waiting For Down - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

Luring a down can take a little while, especially from a stand.  Be persistent and it will pay off eventually.

 
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