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How do I teach my 4 month old puppy to stay?

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I trained dogs at one time. You can teach a dog just about anything with a correction collar and a good leather leash. Walk your dog through the house with the leash and collar, having the puppy on your left side, when you stop, you expect for your puppy to stop. Each time you stop, say "stay", when he continues to move forward, give a jerk with the leash and say "no". Once he begins to stay when you tell him to, pet him and give him affirmation. Dogs want to please their masters. It just takes a little time and repetition.

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Thank you I appreciate the answer !
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It may be "lengthly" but it works :)
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It won't hurt them unless its a pinch collar, it just gets there attention. Dogs have incredibly strong necks.
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jess, there are plenty of good training suggestions out there that DO NOT involve choke chains, "correction collars" jerking on your puppies neck, or shock collars. The most basic and most important concepts to teaching any dog any obedience behavior are A. understanding that your puppy is a puppy, not a mind reader. you have to TEACH them what "sit" "stay" or your other command words mean so, PATIENCE and B. CONSISTENCY, a puppy taking a LONG time to learn a command is usually the fault of inconsistency from them trainer, once your pup figures out what you mean by "sit" , it doesn't help your puppy to learn "sit" if in the middle of a serious play session you start saying "sit,sit,sit,sit,sit" because you pup is playing with you. Have play sessions before and after training sessions to help your pup burn off some steam before learning and as a reward for participation in training.
I hope you don't resort to shock or choker collars, they can seriously hurt your dog, pinch collar or not, you can damage your dogs trachea with a choker collar.
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The experts say that you should reward the pet with a tiny bit of a snack and then show affection. By creating the Pavlov's reflex, you'll see an expectation for food; try slowly to decrease the food reward with just affection but do it gradually and with love. Good luck and wishing you lots of patience! It will pay off but the entire household should obey the same rules, otherwise the message will be confusing to the pet.
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I've seen hundreds of dogs trained using the "correction collar", I've never seen one injured. It's not the consistency of the trainer that will determine how much you learn, it's the consistency of the master. The trainer trains the dog, then trains the owner of the pet. I agree, don't use pinch collars or shock collars, however, I've trained many dogs with the correction collar with great success and zero injuries
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The correction collar is one of the most utilized techniques for training a dog, it's hard to go into a pet store that doesn't sell them, it's not real common to hear about a dog that's been injured while being trained with one though.
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dont listen to this guy correction collars just teach dogs how to hate there owners
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@me_again..why don't you answer the question instead of taking pot shots at the ones who have. Unlike you, I have some experience in this area. Try answering the question instead of posting comments that make you appear ignorant.
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Share your training experience instead of discounting the content of those who have.
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@Jessicuuhh, call around and see what some of the k-9 trainers in your area tell you about using the correction collar as a training method, with all of these comments, I'm guessing that you may be second guessing the answer that I gave. I assure you that I would never suggest anything that would harm an animal, I'm a dog lover and I would never do anything to hurt one.
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@jess, I went on the humane society's web site, they suggest consulting with a k-9 trainer before using one of these collars, that's probably not a bad idea.
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Stand to his left. Hold leash with right hand. As he moves, pull leash once, and say stay at same time. Practice at it.pull leash again and say sit.

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use treats

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The most important thing is patience and understanding. Thats a pretty young pup, so understand that you are asking a lot, but you CAN do it, IF you use basic dog psychology. It will noy eaily obey you if you get down on its level too much. Puppys like playmates and love thier leader, thier boss, thier alpha. There is far too much to say about it here. I recomend getting a book like HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PUPPY, or DOG TRAINING FOR DUMMIES. Good luck... and patience.

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This requires patience and method, you can try
http://www.totpbook.com/eBookStore/dog/index.html
http://totpbook.com/eBookStore/huyd/

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I would stand in front of my puppy with a small piece of treat and would say stay and put out my hand (palm toward puppy) and move back one step (each day go an extra step back) and if she stays I would give her the treat and say good girl in a happy tone.
After a few days she started to get it and it is also good for the leave it command as well just sit with her and put treat in front of her and say leave it and if she does you give her a treat from your hand. worked really well for my bulldog pup.

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I didn't have to use a leash so this was easy for me ... I gave a little detail not a novel for crying out loud ... it worked for my pup and figured I would help.
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I would feel better knowing that the pup wasn't getting jerked around ...training your pup is no different then training a child in a sense just in positive enforcement is always better.
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with out the leash^^^^
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I think what merrillton is saying will help your dog stay but in addition to his commentary I'd suggest using operant conditioning as in giving a primary reinforcer (such as food) for every time the dog does the proper behavior. Psychology notes that this is the primarily most effective way to train an animal.

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just try getting him a trainer

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work with him or her over and over again.

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love compassion trust this is the beginning no matter the breed been through them all give me any puppy bred to be a champ or a puppy pound the slight effects of love changes the character of your pet right from the start if you gain the puppies trust you'll get it's obedience took the the hardest dogs ever (from status quo) turn them into puppies where they even distinguish right from wrong early on My dogs will walk by my side go pass a school of dogs learning obedience with out a leash with a hundred different barks wont even glance never had to discipline by force little snacks at circumstances times will work let them on the couch or get them their own bed treat them as you want to be treated they will return the favor my tricks are proven its called time and love anyone can train their own dog if they just use reason and patience I wish i could train everybody best friend i would love to see every one happy its a choice help be who you want or not its that simple (clue time will be involved)




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discipline love and puppy treats lots and lots of treats

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Well you get a treat of some kind, tell him to sit, they say "STAY" and then take a step to the right or left do this several times but each time be sure to reward him! Hope this helps! :)

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First, he needs to know how to sit. Have him sit, show him the treat, and say "Wait" or "Stay". Start to walk away, looking at him, repeat the words. If he starts to move, reinforce him, put him back into position. Do that every time he moves. Once he finally stays and you get how ever far away you want, tell him to come and reward him with his treat. It's pretty simple. :)

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i love puppys so dont hit him just use teats or use the sit sign the fist.

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PLEASE view this brief article at the link below. You may find it as helpful as others have. Hope this helps!

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102004648?q=how+to+train+your+dog&p=par

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spray bottle

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Just remember, dogs are very clever and learn things quite quickly. You will be surprised how fast your puppy will learn. Also, practice makes perfect. Am I right? lol Anyway, it will be easy for you. Make sure he/she should learn how to sit first. I used to have a dog, when Teddy was a puppy, she learned how to sit/stay by using treats. we used to always set goals, and do special tricks. Teddy was a very loyal one, if he/she is like that, within 4-7 days, it will learn how to sit and stay. Any help to you? :) visit local pet stores and/or websites will also be a big help.

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call puppy paws. its a good training program. really good. REALLY GOOD. wow its go-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-d. BAM!

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you can always use treats and let them sniff your hand so they know there is a treat there. The only thing is don't give him too many treats or it will upset its stomach.

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Get the puppy to sit and then say stay over and over again and while giving treats. Then slowly take one step back at a time while still saying stay...don't forget to use a happy voice and use lots of treats :) If the puppy gets up before you call it, say no in a deeper voice and make it sit where you had it and repeat the process.

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Have something you'd know your dog likes, repeat stay about three times hold his/her chest. Slowly step back and hold up your hand and keep on repeating stay. They may not get it at first but keep practicing with him/her until they get it. Whenever they do stay remember to reward them, i'd recommend treats, also saying good (dog's name). That's all i have to say and i hope my advice does you well.

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Wait until he's at least 6 months before working on STAY.At his age you should be focusing on walking on a simple buckle collar and lead (no choke collars),the word NO,the words Good Boy!and housebreaking.Don't make a too young pup with a short attention span do highschool work.At 6 months,look for a good Pre Novice obedience class with a trainer and other dogs and puppies to work with

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i am a dog trainer and i have taught 2 month old pups to stay.
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Teach it heal that is actually in there DNA already. And I agree with chinchillalover.

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Well.....you usually have to have a treat first.......okay now you make him sit by pushing his hind legs down gently......then you hold him back.......if he stays give him a treat.....if he doesn't .....well then keep trying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Hope I answered your question!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Have him sit reward, take a step back if he stays step back toward your dog reward, take a step back again, release him. You have to reward the stay and not the release. Like my Facebook page, I am a dog trainer. https://www.facebook.com/CertifiedDogTrainerPyle

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