When the summer weather gets too oppressive for a long walk, you can still spend time with your dog and exercise indoors… mentally. Why not stay in the air conditioning and teach your dog a new skill?
Nearly every dog owner wants to teach Sit and Down. They are basic behaviors we teach in many of our classes.
Stand is not something a lot of us teach our dogs, but it can be a very useful behavior. If you have taught your dog Sit and Down, it can also be pretty easy.
From either a Sit or Down, the process is the same:
After you have done these simple steps a few times, you can add the cue word “Stand.” Just say the word as you start the lure step.
Plus, if your dog gets really good at this, you can ask him for a whole series of body position changes. Wouldn’t it impress your friends if you could say sit-stand-sit-down-stand and have your dog quickly move through the whole pattern?