The difference between STAY and WAIT


You STAY there until I come back to you

The dog stays in one place without moving until you return back to the dog and release it.

The dog never moves.

You WAIT there until I tell you what to do next

The dog waits in one place until you tell the dog what to do next.

The dog will always move.

STAY is a formal exercise and the body signal to the dog isĀ  standing with your side or back to the dog.

WAIT is a less formal exercise and the body signal is to stand face on to the dog.

Examples of when to use WAIT






Waiting to eat

Crossing the road

Crossing the Road

Putting the lead on

Waiting at a gate or door

Waiting at a gate

Throwing a toy

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