Teaching a dog to stand with a box and a ball

I just found this pet related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!


YouTube Description

www.sitmeanssit.com There are many different ways to teach a dog the “stand” command. In this video, I am teaching it with a square box and the ball. I throw the ball and when the dog returns he has to have his two front feet on the box. The elevation of the box stabilizes the dogs front feet for the stand position. He learns in essence that his front feet on the box releases the ball again. This dog’s name is gauge. He is an eight month old Labrador retriever that I recently rescued.

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  1. ArcBaliAngel says:

    what is the purpose of this command though?

  2. fredhassen says:

    @ArcBaliAngel In most competitive obedience circles of various dog sports, the dog needs to demonstrate a ‘stand’ command. A lot of times, he has to also be able to do it out of motion. In the hunting dog circles, they refer to this as ‘whoa’ and it’s basically the same thing with a different name.

  3. ArcBaliAngel says:

    @fredhassen oh ok so its kinda like a specialized command

  4. xkoonzix says:

    Fred could you make a video on “what to do when you first bring home a puppy”? That would help me so much! Thanks again for all these videos.

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  6. kaykeyser1 says:

    Fred, I watch your videos each daily and find myself wondering – do you use the e-collar to train these commands or are you training using different methods?

  7. fredhassen says:

    @kaykeyser1 That was taught with a collar, box and ball.

  8. kaykeyser1 says:

    Yes, but what type of collar? Flat or e?

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