Need help with getting you to STOP JUMPING on you? Do you make the common mistake of combining these 2 elements of "Stay" too quickly?Also in this video, Gracie the papillon has a breakthrough on her social anxiety! (4m14s).

How many seconds or minutes will your dog "Stay" at a time when you ask them to?
Kenneling your dog is such an important thing to do and not just for housebreaking, it is a great leadership command that is for the safety of your dog and for our property. So many dogs are destructive around the house. It is also a great leadership command for you and your dog, allowing a dog to run free around your house usually stresses your dog out. So we always suggest that at night and when you are not home to kennel your dog, you also want to have your dog be calm in the kennel and not making noises, whining, barking or spinning around. You can accomplish this by training your dog to d
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o a down in the kennel when you are home so your dog understands that being in the kennel is an obedience command, creating the Calm on Command protocol.
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This way of training the stay incorporates many wonderful concepts into the training process:

1-By click as distractions happen you are using classical conditioning to change your dog's emotional response to being calm and relaxed around those distractions. Lowering a dogs stress levels when asked to stay, which in turn will make the behavior more reliable. The distractions become conditioned secondary reinforcers.

2- By teaching the release cue first, you are using 'back chaining' by working on the end of the behavior of the stay first. Back chaining creates strong behavi
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3- You are using the Premack Principle: the higher probability behavior predicts a lower probability behavior. Staying predicts getting up and getting to do what the dog wanted to do. Meaning the behavior will be stronger.

4- By clicking the release as a behavior it becomes a secondary reinforcer. So every time you release your dog from a stay, you are actually rewarding him for staying.
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