This is excellent advice and

Ruby Roo

This is excellent advice and I fully agree. Also, sometimes changing your terminology works. I find that my dog is more apt to “wait” while I hold one finger up. I’ll also say “stay”, but I alternate the words since it seems she understands “wait” better. I suppose because she knows with “wait”, she’ll be “recalled” and therefore is more likely to listen. After all, isn’t where you are where they love to be? : )