The Stand Command

At some point during the later adult

• stage of your dog's life, you may want to teach the STAND command to him. The STAND command may be useful in your dog's later life when arthritic joints will not want to SIT. STAND can be easily substituted for SIT in any of the command applications where patience is required.

Teaching the STAND is relatively Vj ^L Vy • easy. Start with your dog in HEEL, slow down, and come to a stop. As you come to a stop, place your left hand directly in the nook of your dog's right rear leg where it joins his body. Command STAND. You may need to apply some light upward pressure on your dog's abdomen with the back of your hand for the dog to remain in a STAND. Praise "good STAND." Some forward tension with the leash may be required to define the STAND position.

As your dog gets better at standing, • remove the physical assistance. After you have taught your dog to STAND, you will want to practice position holding with the STAND command. Use the same position-holding exercises described for the SIT command.

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