Learn the order Do not move with your dog


This exercise involves obtaining that the dog remains without moving (lying down, sitting or standing) when his master moves away. In general, the dog does not like it at all because he wants to follow his master everywhere and all the time.

So this is an exercise that requires time and patience. The order can be given by saying " Rest ! Or " Not move ! ". When the dog knows the orders: "Sitting" and "Lying", we can teach him to remain motionless with the order: "Do not move."

It must first put in the position which one prefers , to give him the order: "Not move! And take a step back. The dog will try to follow us and it will be necessary to stop it with a: "No!

During the following lessons, as the dog understands what is expected of him, one will move four or five steps further, and leave him in that position until to a maximum of thirty seconds . As time goes by, we can increase the distance and the time, until the dog has memorized the order.

Those who think that these exercises are too difficult and in any case reserved for those who want a Working dogs need to know that the "Do not Move" order is one of the most useful exercises for pet dogs that live in the city and often end up in front of stores marked: " Forbidden to dogs."

" Not moving "order and separation anxiety

hypersensitive dogs often suffer from separation anxiety, a pathology of behavior caused by their inability to manage their lives in the absence of their master. It can manifest itself in several ways: for example by gnawing or dirtying the house when the master is away... or by making him go crazy when he tries to teach the dog the order "not move", he does not really succeed in learning. If the young dog seems particularly reluctant to perform this exercise, he is likely to express an anxiousness of dropping

. In this case, we must try to make this learning between the four walls of the house rather than outside: we give the dog the order "lying - not move" and we simply move a few meters, in the same room, for example to sit in a chair and read the newspaper. In this way, the dog can not think that he is "abandoned" in an unknown place, but that he must stay wisely to please us. When the dog has learned this exercise at home, he will probably also be able to perform it outdoors; but beware, Separation Anxiety

is a serious problem and it is always better to consult a behavioral expert before having real problems.