“Place” Command – The Best K9 Management Tool That Exists!
Allows people and dogs to live harmoniously solves all of your dog’s bad habits with one word
What is the Place command?
When your dog is in “Place” he is unable to leave until you release him It is recommended that the place be a dog bed (not used for sleep), large enough for you to put all four of your dogs paws down on it.
What kind of behavior does the Place command eliminate?
– Dogs rushing and jumping on people at the door
– Barking in windows at distractions such as people, dogs and cars
* Acting aggressively towards guests
* Chewing furniture and moldings
* Chasing other animals
* Stealing food off of counter, tables, and the ground What are some more benefits of the Place Command?
* Children can play in close proximity
* Used as an indoor and outdoor tool
* Can be used on vacations and at relatives/friends houses
* Keeps your dog out of the way when cooking and eating
* The Place can be moved to any location inside or outside the house
How do you teach your dog the Place command?
Place the dog bed on the ground 6 feet from you and your dog Have your dog on a leash with training collar
* Walk your dog towards the dog bed, within a couple of feet of the bed say “Place” (One word, One time!)
* Bring your dog onto the bed (dragging if necessary)
* When your dog is on the bed loosen your grip on the leash and stand next to the bed with the leash in a loose position.
* Give the dog the release command (OK) and walk away removing your dog from the bed with the leash in hand…pulling your dog if necessary off the PLACE
* REPEAT Each time you bring him to his place extend the amount of time that he is on his Place and increase the distance between you and your dog (Dropping the leash and walking across the room, etc)
If your dog breaks command, say “no” and put him back on the dog bed. Continue to do so every time he breaks command. (do not continue to say place over and over. You told him once, so he is already in command) do no say no as you are bringing him back to the place, this will associate no with his place. Never give your dog the place command if you are not there to enforce it (when you take a shower, leave the house, etc) adding distractions (none of these actions mean that your dog is released, if following these distractions your dog gets off place, put him back on his place)
* Come over to your dog and give him affection
* Pick up and drop the leash
* Knock on doors and ring the doorbell
* Throw a toy past him When your dog is on his place he can stand, sit, stretch, lie down, and move around, Do Not Correct these movements. Do not say STAY.
This command is NOT a punishment.
Q: Do I have to have the leash and collar on my dog at all time?
A: While training with my system all dogs should have a leash and collar on. Eventually this is an off leash command but I do not want people grabbing collars because it is too close to the mouth and increases the chance your dog will bite when someone tries to pet.
Q: When my dog breaks command, do I say Place again when I bring him back?
A: No don’t say place again, never repeat the command until after you have released your dog.
Q: What is a good time to practice this command?
A: While cooking, eating, watching television, reading books to your kids, sitting on your porch
Q: If I give my dog the Place command, am I the only one that can release him?
A: Yes, the person giving the command does the releasing.
Q: Can we leave him in his Place when we are out of the room? (example: If my dog’s place is in the living room and we were in the kitchen), or should we move his place to where we are?
A: Multiple place locations are advisable, it is dependent on the layout of the house. Consult Jeff.
Q: How long should my dog be in his Place? Is there a limit?
A: There is no limit (within reason.) Giving your dog the Place command for 2-3 hours is not too much.