Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Place Command - Dog Training in Milton and Burlington

I cannot emphasize how important the PLACE command is for our dogs in everyday, real life situations.

For those who are unfamiliar with it, the PLACE command is a loose form of stay wherein the dog is taught to GO to his or her allotted area (be it a mat, rug, pillow, dog bed etc.) and stay there for an extended period of time. The dogs can get up, spin around, chew a bone, basically do anything they want while in PLACE, but cannot leave the mat.

This is an awesome command to use when you have guests over, while you are eating or preparing dinner, if you have a new baby, watching TV or working, basically any time you would like to have your dog under control, but out with you as well to enjoy the family.

Consistency is key with teaching this command, and it is built upon similar to the STAY - duration then distance. What is great about this command is it translated to other objects, meaning you could use a dog bed in one room, a mat in the next, and a towel in the other, as long as the dog can differentiate between the floor surface and the PLACE object.

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