Description of skills: STAY
The “stay” command means stop and hold whatever position you are currently in until I release you. It is very useful in preventing unwanted behaviors such as bolting out the door, or enthusiastically greeting your guests before they are ready for the assault. Teaching your dog to stay is a great way to teach self-control that will, in turn, affect their behavior in many other areas. We have skunks that wander through our back yard virtually every evening in the summer. After having my dogs skunked several times in a row, I quickly taught them to stay just inside the back door until I check out the yard and give the all clear signal.