There are a couple of different kinds of stands we can teach our dog to do. One is a pop up that is a dynamic stand with the dog popup with his front feet. The other is a kickback stand with no forward heel movement. The easiest way to train for anyone is via the Pop Up.
Training a pop-up stand is fun and it is just a combination of 3 games.
Training standing is fun
The first thing to do is organize. Be prepared for your treats and toys, know where to train and make sure it is a low-impact environment so that you and your dog focus on the fun of playing.
- Step 1: Touch hands
This step increases value for your hand. Then stand your hand up in front of you. Praise a nose touch to your hand by loosing the treat in the hand your dog touched yesterday. PLAY w ”Arousal UP with your dog! After this you progress to raising your hand so your dog jumps a little to touch your hand.
- Step 2: Hand Touch-Positioning
This training is to help with the action of going in a stand. Present your hand above the head of your dog so that he pops up from the seat and land in a standing position. Rend while the dog is standing and then give your release word to get him out of the position. Raise play to keep the adrenaline up! You might have to experiment with your hand position to help create the distance that the dog will narrate.
- Step 3: Adding the signal and enhancing the duration
Speak ” Stand” before you put your hand over the head of your dog. The dog will anticipate the previous stages of value-building and will appear in anticipation. Precipitate your dog in standing position and utilize your release words BEFORE your dog breaks hold of the stand. The release cue helps your dog understand the exercise duration portion of the training
Troubleshooting of the handgrip
If you have trouble getting your dog to touch your hand in step one, isolate the training Make it simple for your dog by keeping your hand closed. Reward your dog’s research with your hand. Then proceed to reward the dog’s nose by only going to your hand. If you have difficulty touching your dog above his head, you may need to add value to this position by doing step one over your dog’s head.
Duration, Distance, Distraction – How is it displayed?
Your dog having a good understanding of the release cue will help clear his position for the stay and to build duration for you.