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Ok I can not find any information on this in the past threads.

I adopted Luck a little over a month ago. His knowledge is very limited. He knew sit, lay and down when we got him. Which is the problem I am seeing. I think most people tell there pup down for lay. So down means if he is jumping up on something/someone to get down.

So I started introducing stay to him. He is doing awesome with no word introduced. I tried to introduce the word stay and he LAYS! :doh: I would guess that they sound alike?

So the question is: Should I change the lay to down? And if so how can I do this? OR Should I just make a different word for stay? Such as sit still?

Thanks for any input!
 

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I use down for lay down, off for jumping up on people or furniture, and stay for stay. I would make the change from lay to down by saying lay down and then slowly removing the lay. Hope this helps.
 

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We got into the habit of using "Wait" as "stay" when Bailey was a pup. I would keep "lay" as it is, no need to confuse the pup when you can easily change your word for things. Try "WAIT" for "STAY" it it an easy one syllable word that sounds very different from other commands, I've found...
 

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Oh that is awesome! You should have seen our house trying to figure out a word! Wait did not even cross our minds!

PERFECT THANKS!
 
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