Stopping the Dog (2) The Perfect Stop

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Every handler wants a dog that stops on command, on the spot; and a dog that will stay there is a real bonus. But be careful what you wish for!

In our anxiety to achieve a good stop there's a danger we'll overlook what else we're telling the dog. Is it possible to achieve that elusive "good stop" without undermining the dog's confidence?

Our latest tutorial revisits the Stop (or Stand, or Lie Down). What do we want the dog to do, and when? How can we make it happen? And why doesn't it happen more often?

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