Train your dog to stay by using a high-value treat and teach the initial behavior. Then, slowly work on distance and duration of the behavior until your dog stays reliably.Continue Reading
This basic behavior is the starting point from which you will train your dog to "stay."
Make a hand signal with your palm up and facing toward the dog. Keep the command consistent throughout your training.
The treat rewards the behavior even if it was only a brief stay. This helps your dog learn to do exactly what you want him to.
This improves the duration of the behavior. If your dog breaks the "sit," withhold the treat, and correct your dog by having him sit again, then start over.
This helps teach your dog a reliable "stay" behavior from a distance. If your dog breaks the sit when you step away, guide him back to the starting point, tell him to sit, and start teaching the "stay" command over again.