WHAT IS STAY?
Stay means that your dog maintains both his position and place until you give him another command or release him. In other words, if your dog is sitting and you tell him to stay, he must remain in the sit position in that exact spot. This exercise cannot be attempted until your dog is obeying sit and down promptly with one verbal command, and not popping back up immediately. You must be certain he understands the sit and down commands before he can be expected to learn the stay.