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What is the Place Command?

What is the Place Command?

 

What is the Place Command?

The place command is one of the most useful commands you can teach your dog. All of the dogs, who attend our obedience packages, learn this very useful command. The place command teaches the dog to go to a specific area and stay there until released. In other words, the “place” command is an advanced “stay” but in a specific area and on a specific item.  This area should be comfortable and a space your dog enjoys going to.  Once the dog is on his place command, it should be an area of quite without disruption or excitement.  We think of it as our dog’s “quiet time”.

Benefits of the Place Command

A place command can be helpful in such cases as, a dog who begs, counter surfers, door charges, or a dog who just gets hyper excited with visitors.  Teaching a solid “Place” gives your dog a comfortable place to go to avoid any opportunity to engage in any of these behavior. The best thing about “Place” is it is portable, you can take your “Place” item on field trips and use it in the same manner as you would as if you were home.