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Jolene, That's an excellent example of "The secret to training is to be consistent." Our two get to be on the bed with Arnie until I come to bed and tell them "Nightly nite" then they would go to their own beds. After weeks of this they began to jump off the bed before I even came into the room and I wondered how they knew. One night it dawned on me that the very last thing I do before going to sleep is brush my teeth with the electric tooth brush. They heard the electric tooth brush and went to their own beds. That's when I learned our dogs weren't mind readers.......although some times I still wonder about that.
LOL! That's too funny. :)
We use STOP for our girls, I found myself yelling that when they'd get too close to the street so on our walks I holler STOP as we approach the curbs, they are required to sit when they hear STOP before crossing the street. Still a work in process but I've discovered it's not a word I use daily unless I anticipate danger for both dogs and kid! I've even hollered at my daughter to stop it and we look over and the girls are sitting pretty! lol
Carolyn, Nancy, and Rosemary, thanks for the clarification. I think I should start using the word "stay" when I put Cooper in for a nap. I usually just say "go take your nap" and close the play pen. I think I will use both so he will learn the word "stay", also to mean you're not going anywhere til I let you out! lol I shall start practicing! :)
I use "Wait" when I want the dogs to stop and freeze - I use this when I am going up and down the stairs in our house or walking out the door to the back yard. I use stay for when I put them in a place and want them to stay there. Someone told me to use the different words for when you release from afar or when you go back to them and release, but It doesn't matter what words you use or how you might mean them differently than someone else, just that you mean for a command word to do a certain thing.
Jenny, Use the word you feel most comfortable with. Both mean the same thing. They stay or wait until you release them. The secret to training is to be consistent.
Carolyn, I always get confused with "stay" and "wait". I find myself using "wait" a lot more often than "stay". Stay is for longer period right??? I guess I should start practicing "stay" more often.
Jenny, Your question is the most frequently asked. First you each your dog the meaning of "STAY" by using it a lot. Stay before getting their dinner, stay at the door before going outside, stay in the kitchen before being invited into another room and so on. We have been taking photos since the doodles were days old, so they are very accustomed to the routine. For the 4th of July photo with 7 dogs I had help. We had to keep saying "STAY" and readjusting the glasses that would fall off...then taking lots of fast photos.
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