Ya Heard Me Dawg !!
“Stay “, be stupid !!
Here’s the thing, we humans, the sometimes inarticulate carbon based units that we really are, just love to talk too much. That in itself is not the problem, unless of course when it comes to teaching our dogs something we want them to learn, obedience wise anyway.
A classic example of this in the dog training world, is the ‘stay’ command. Why say ‘stay’ ? You shouldn’t have to say it. So why say it ?
If we have done our job well enough in communicating with our dog what we expect of him or her when we tell them one of the two classic, basic obedience dog training commands. We should not have to say ” STAY, or I’ll bust a cap in your hiney”. Or whatever it is the young hipsters say.
The point here is, if you tell your dog to “SIT’, then he should sit. And if you tell your dog, “Get ‘DOWN’ with your funky self “. Oops, there I go again.. He should lay down.
After you give your dog a ‘Sit’ or ‘Down’ command, that dog should not break that position, until you give a different command. This is why,”Stay” is redundant.
The Sprite Dog© 2010 a.s.papszycki