How To Train A Dog To Be Still Like A Statue

How To Train A Dog To Be Still Like A Statue

This tutorial is part of The Ultimate List Of Dog Trick Ideas which contains 99 other tricks like this!

This is a stay where you can go out of sight but the dog will not move. This stay is a good trick to first practice in the garden and perfect at the park.

  1. Ask your dog to stay as before then walk behind a building or tree so that you are momentarily out of sight.
  2. Return to your dog to reinforce and reward.
  3. Extend the length of time that you are out of sight to build your dog’s ability and confidence.
  4. Practice

Top tip; if your dog moves during this trick then you have not perfected the stay, go back and reteach it before trying this trick again.

Dog trainers love this trick because it enhances trust and provides control.

Jean Cote

Jean Cote is an animal lover and the founder of Success Dogs. For more than a decade, he has served as a coach to thousands of dog owners around the world to better train, communicate and forge a stronger bond with their dog using positive and force-free training methods.