Training your dog to complete any task can be difficult. However, with a few key tips, you should be able to get your dog to do anything that you want him/her to do.
The stand command is an obedience command that you might want to utilize in various scenarios.
For instance, you might want to get your pet to stand up off a particular spot.
Also, you might want to get your dog to stand at the Vet’s office for a procedure and/or check up.
Also, you might want him/her to stand when you are trying to give a bath or to groom your dog.
Regardless of the situation, you want to be sure that your dog not only understands the command, but that your dog obeys your command. In this article, we will be going over some of the key things to do when you are trying to train your dog to use the stand command.
Training Your Dog To Stand:
1. Marker Word.
The first thing that you need to be sure of is that your dog understands the market word that you have established for training. This is the word to let your dog know the command at any given time.
2. Keep Training Sessions Fun.
Another thing that you are going to need to do is really work to keep all of your training sessions as fun as possible. When you are training your dog, you need to have his/her attention at all times and the best way to keep training sessions fun and to keep your dog attentive is by utilizing dog toys, food treats, petting, and anything else that your dog views as a reward.
3. Train At Anytime.
You do not necessarily have to sit down and train your dog during a specific time. You can literally train your dog at any time throughout the day. This will help reinforce the behavior.
4. Train With Luring.
If you are going to be training your dog to stand, you want to first use the luring technique. This technique is great for training your dog to stand. First, have your dog start by sitting down.
Once you show your dog the treat in your hand, you will be able to move the treat away from him/her keeping it parallel to the ground. Your dog will likely break his sit to follow your hand. At this point, you will want to mark and reward your dog.
If your dog is not motivated by treats, you can try to promote him to follow your command with your voice and your body movements. As soon as your dog stands, you should reward him/her immediately.
5. Training With Capturing.
Another great way to train your dog to stand is by keeping treats near you at all times and watching your dog. As soon as your dog stands up on his/her own from a sitting position, you will want to mark and reward your dog. You should repeat this as many times as needed and eventually your dog will begin standing up more often around you because he/she has learned that it earns him a treat and reward.
Both of these methods are very good methods to utilize to train your dog to stand.
They both require a good amount of patience and you need to display a calm and assertive position when training your dog.