Training Your Dog to “Stand”
When you give a dog any command, you have routinely assumed a domineering role and put the dog into a submissive one. Standing is a somewhat dominant canine posture, whereas the Sit and the Down are submissive dog positions, so it is sometimes difficult to teach a naturally obedient dog to “Stand” when told. When a dog is given the command “Stand,” many will comply, but lower their tails quickly, ears and head – all obedient body language. Be calm and patient. The preferred dog Stand has four feet on the floor but it’s also nice to see his head up and the tail wagging. Don’t be too concerned if at first your dog would rather be a jokester than stand still. He will mature one day.
Let’s say your dog Lexi is learning the phrase “Stay” which sounds similar to “Stand.” Whenever you see him standing still, it can work to your favor. The dog may