I taught my dog stay, and now i am starting to side with 98ram. my next dog i will not teach "stay" I will just teach him to either sit, down, hold and so on. Right know i tell my dog to sit, and i start to walk away, and he follows me. I don't want him to. i want him to sit. There is no need for stay if you are planning on going further in your training. take the wistle stop for example. when you blow the wistle, you want your dog to face you , sit and wait for another command. Anyways this is my new thinking. If i tell him to sit, that is what i meen, i want him to sit until i give him another command. The next command might be to heel, come, down, left, right or back. but stay doesn't have a place in any of this. I should know, because i have been trying to break mine from havin to say stay.
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