How To Train A Dog To Stand Still

How To Train A Dog To Stand Still

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

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.

  1. Show your dog a treat and whilst he is standing up reinforce and reward.
  2. Introduce the command word
  3. Continue to reinforce the position and gradually draw out the time period between rewards.
  4. 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.

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.