Teach Your Dog to STAND – Dog Training Video – Robert Cabral – the STAND Command

Teach Your Dog to STAND - Dog Training Video - Robert Cabral - the STAND Command



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The stand command is perhaps the most difficult to teach your dog because it seems un-natural to both the dog and people. If your dog is STANDing, he should be doing something or going somewhere, right?

Well if you are interested in competitive obedience, your dog will need to learn to stand on command and STAY there.

I address this in this video. I break down how to shape and reinforce the technique and how to proof it. I’ve had many requests for this video, so here it is.

Remember, teaching anything new to your dog takes time. Be very patient with your dog and give him or her a chance to learn and make it fun. Short – fun sessions are the best way to train any dog.

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31 thoughts on “Teach Your Dog to STAND – Dog Training Video – Robert Cabral – the STAND Command”

  1. I really like that you show that an "adversive" or "correction" is actually quite gentle and is more about imparting information (to wit, "no" or "not that, this") and not about using punishment, pain or fear. There are still trainers out there making money who use shouting and very harsh painful yanking as their "correction" methods. I have a friend who teaches such "methods." Dreadful to watch. And they don't really work better. I have my dogs attention all the time because she knows something good will happen when she comes to me. This friend has to yell and shout to get her dogs to pay attention at all.

  2. Thank you for the video! My adopted dog's "default setting" is sitting in front of me, so teaching the stand is super important, whether it's to clean her paws after a walk or getting the harness on. I couldn't figure out how I can teach the stand without her lunging forward for the treat, I'll try the leg block! Thank you!

  3. What a brilliant video. I love the way you teach us to teach our dogs. Thank you for being a great instructor!

  4. Robert you are one of the best trainers i witnessed in my life …keep uploading such videos as they are really very helpful for all of us …

  5. Superb !!! Thanks for this amazing video Robert!!! Keep on making excellent videos like this.. I’m a fan of yours…

  6. Lovely to see Mya. Sorry She has been poorly Robert. I really hope it isn't anything serious. Great full video showing how to help the dog understand. Thank you : )

  7. I don't like to touch a dog to put them into a position. Working with many shelter animals that have been beaten, this can easily set them into a negative mindset. I never want them to remember those terrible people

  8. My dog knows down, sit and stand(I say up) but every time I tell her down she usually barks at me while she's doing the command. What should I do to stop the barking when she goes in a down?

  9. It;s nice to see a training video with a dog that doesn't quite "get it" yet. I like watching a dog figure things out and we, as trainers, get to see how to help them get there.

  10. hey Robert
    my Rottweiler is trained in English already but ive been making mistakes sometimes and saying his commands in german
    is It possible to retrain him and get all his commands in german?

  11. Why don't you use body pressure from a sit position? The dog can't step forward and is easier to fade and is less aversive.

  12. Question for ask me anything. I have an 8 month old blue heeler that always jumps on people, whether they're walking next to us when taking her out or just greeting people, how can I stop that?. Thanks

  13. Super. Been working my Mal on stand but after watching your video I can see where I'm going wrong, I've been doing from either down or sit but either standing in front of him or getting him to follow my hand back away from.. Great thumbs up!

  14. Is there a specific way you teach your dog.or a preferred sequence on the commands you want to teach him/her.lets say for ex. SIT/STAND/STAY or STAY/SIT/STAND….cause i think it would really confuse my dog if i incorporate all commands without a certain structure.

  15. Fantastic video Robert! This is exactly the issue that I’m having with my year old Old English Sheepdog. Thanks to you, I now know exactly what to do with the “stand” command. My only question is why do you throw the reward treats to the ground instead of rewarding the treats with your hand? I always reward sit, down, here, etc. with him taking the treats from my hand. Am I doing the rewarding incorrectly? Thanks for helping me train my dog. Of all the dog trainers on You Tube, and I’ve watched them all……you truly are the best!

  16. My dog will not allow me to put my arm under him for this. He instantly becomes dead weight and goes into a down. He also doesn't care about food or treats so we're using praise…. what can I say he's a weird dog.

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