1. Start by having your puppy sit or lie down in front of you. Give the command “stay” in a firm voice and make sure your pup is looking at you.
2. Take one step back from your pup and wait for them to stay put. If they move, gently guide them back into position and give the command again.
3. Once your pup has stayed in place for a few seconds, praise them lavishly and give them a treat.
4. Repeat this process, gradually increasing the distance between you and your pup until they can stay in place even when you’re out of sight.