Many times we have to go to the front door to get a package, pay for the pizza, or let in our friends and neighbors. What we don’t want to happen is to have our dog run out the front door and down the street. That was just something we didn’t want to deal with. In the same respect, we may want our dog to stay put while we are getting something out of the oven or even stay back when we are putting his food down for dinner.
“Stay” is a classic command that most people want to teach their dogs. The problem is that they often rush the process before the dog is really ready for the lesson. It is important to know the multiple levels of training and conditioning that must be accomplished to have your dog really obey “Stay”.