In this article, we’re going to show you how to teach a dog to stand.
Teaching a dog to stand is something that most people don’t even think about but it’s a cue that can be useful in a number of situations.
It’s ideal when she is at the vets having a medical exam, the dog groomers or as part of other training or games.
Also, if you have a large dog or a dog with joint problems that’s finds it difficult to get up and down the stand cue can replace other cues like sit or lie down.
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The training methods we write about here at Pet Checkers aren’t our own.
They are the positive re-enforcement methods of world-renowned dog trainer, Victoria Stilwell.
How to Teach a Dog to Stand, Step-by-Step
Frequently Asked Questions
Learning how to a dog to stand is, in theory, quite simple and your pooch should pick it up pretty quickly.
If you’re both struggling though, here are some frequently asked questions;
“My Dog Stands for a Second and Sits Back Down Again, What Am I Doing Wrong?”
Your puppy sitting back down is pretty common so do worry too much.
In most cases ‘sit’ is the first command to be taught and is the go-to position when your dog is confused about what you want.
When offering a treat to your dog, make sure it’s at nose level or below. Many people raise their hands without realizing it and this naturally puts her in the sit position.
Even if she only stands for a second, praise her. Then build up the duration slowly. She’ll pick it up.
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