A reliable sit stay is a must have command. But most people don’t train this at all or train it haphazardly.
Have you ever wondered how you could get a better sit stay or down stay with your dog?
I’ve been training on platforms and tables for years. Using a platform to train your dog will make your job a lot easier.
It will literally accelerate your training.
Sit Stay and the Magic of a Platform
The platform works because dogs instinctively want to gravitate to a higher level. Hopping up on a platform is what they instinctively want to do.
Plus, the platform will give them a more definitive boundary marking where they need to stay.
What Is A Platform
A platform is like a box. Uou can use a Kuranda Bed which is a PVC framed dog bed.
You can also use a Klimb platform. This is specifically made to train dogs. You can stack them and make them larger if you want. It’s almost like a Lego set for dogs.
That makes a platform that is about 10 inches high. It’s an interesting concept, I’ve been doing it for years and it’s worked very well for me.
Once your dog is up there, they are less likely to want to get off of the platform.
The more you train sit and stay on the platform, the more fun the dog has going to his school room or platform to work for you.
A Platform Works on Impulse Control
Think about using platforms to train your dog on stationary commands, like sits and downs, and also go to your place.
It can also be transferred to dog beds later on as he begins to learn to stay on his place, or his platform.
I’m Jim Burwell, this is Keeper.