Sit Stay for Petting

Do you have problems with your dog jumping up? This is the problem people list most often on the registration form for my classes. Here is how you start solving that problem.

Doing a sit-stay for petting is just like doing any other sit-stay with distractions. Again, start with your dog sitting in heel position, and then have someone approach and pet him while you keep him sitting. Start with someone familiar to your dog, so he will be less excited. If he can't remain sitting while someone is approaching, don't let them pet him until he can do it. Your helper may have to approach your dog several times until he settles down and stays. Keep at it until he relaxes. The next time you practice, it should take fewer approaches to get him to stay. Don't forget to make him stay until you release him with "okay."

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Dog Owners Handbook

Dog Owners Handbook

There are over a hundred registered breeds of dogs. Recognizing the type of the dog is basically associated with its breed. A purebred animal belongs to a documented and acknowledged group of unmixed lineage. Before a breed of dog is recognized, it must be proven that mating two adult dogs of the sametype would have passed on their exact characteristics, both appearance and behavior, to their offspring.

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