SIT-STAY FOR

MOVEMENT TRIGGERS

At the end of training, the dog will sit (rather than jump or mouth) when people move quickly near him. 

This plan is for dogs who jump and/or mouth people who move quickly or in a way that is exciting to the dog. You may need to add different distractions to the plan depending on the dog's needs.

 

Complete the Basic Sit-Stay Plan before starting this plan.

HOW TO USE THIS PLAN:

  • Do steps in sets of 5 repetitions up to step 12.   

  • For steps 2-10, ask for a sit, then proceed with the distraction.  It can be helpful to have the dog tethered if working alone.

  • For steps 11 on, do the distraction 1st, then cue the sit.

  • This plan can be done with a single trainer/handler performing distractions & cueing & rewarding “sit,”or with a helper performing the distractions.

  •  If the dog gets it right 4 or 5 times out of 5, move to next step. 

  •  If the dog gets it right 3 times out of 5, repeat the current step.

  •  If the dog gets it right 1 or 2 or times out of 5, drop to the previous step. 

  • “Gets it right” means the dog holds a sit throughout the distractions in steps 1-11; for steps 12 on, “gets it right” means the dog doesn’t jump up & sits for a hand signal

  • Always reward the dog in a sit position. If he gets up when you’re reaching for treats after a distraction, get him back into a sit before giving him the treat.

THE TRAINING PLAN:

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