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A trick that enables you to tell your dog to stand completely still, this act will help your dog to disregard anything that is going on around him.
- Show your dog a treat and whilst he is standing up reinforce and reward.
- Introduce the command word
- Continue to reinforce the position and gradually draw out the time period between rewards.
- With practice your dog will be able to stand completely still until you release him from the trick by giving another command.
Top tip; keep initial reinforcement to a maximum because your dog will automatically want to move to the sit position.
Dog trainers love this trick because it combines focus and concentration for both dog and trainer.