Stay, Come & Follow

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(Part 1) Jena Marie Olio – ClickerPets Sit Stay

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There’s nothing like an awesome Sit-Stay.  In this episode Jena Marie Olio, in Guadalajara, Mexico explains how to train your dog to sit and stay reliably, using

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Proofing Jake’s Down Stay - Training the Companion Dog 4 – Recalls & Stays

Walking around, skipping, getting down on the ground; all of these things will tempt a dog to break their stay.  Practice with your dog or they won’t stand a chance.

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Ian Heeling Gizmo - Training the Companion Dog 3 – Walking & Heeling

Gizzy gets the better part of Ian on the following course, but with his persistence and a skilled two handed grab Ian finally crosses the finish line.

 
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Proofing Murphy’s Down Stay - Training the Companion Dog 4 – Recalls & Stays

If you want your dog’s stays to be reliable, you need to practice them.  Slowly introduce distance and distractions to test your dog’s stays.  Pay constant attention and use lots of feedback to keep them in position.

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Children Heeling Dogs - Training the Companion Dog 3 – Walking & Heeling

Children enjoy games almost as much as dogs.  This little heeling course really reveals who has control of their dogs.

 
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Praise Often & Energetically - Training Dogs with Dunbar

During recalls you want to praise your dog enthusiastically for each step they take towards you.  If they ignore you, walk away from them, calling them energetically as you go.

 
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Distance Recall - Training the Companion Dog 4 – Recalls & Stays

It’s much better to teach a rock-solid distance sit, but a good distance recall can also be very useful.

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Heeling Course - Training the Companion Dog 3 – Walking & Heeling

There’s nothing like a little competition to motivate both dogs and owners

 
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Park Induced Deafness - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

True off–leash control means that your dog will listen to you even when they’re in the middle of another fun activity.  Until you have this control, be very careful of where you let them fun free.

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Serious Playtime Recalls - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

Practice grabbing or recalling your dog when their distracted in a play session.  If you can’t control your dog when they get excited, they can get into dangerous situations very quickly.

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