Reprinted by with permission of Dr. Ian Dunbar and James & Kenneth Publishers

Stand is a very useful command when you want (or your
veterinarian wants) to examine your dog. Say “Stand” and move
the lure away from the dog’s nose, waggling it in the position
where your dog’s nose will be when she stands. When she
stands, say “Good girl” and offer the lure as a reward. Repeat
sequences of the three body positions (sit, down, and stand) in
random order, e.g., sit-down-sit-stand-down-stand. Initially,
praise and reward each correct response. Once your dog
responds fairly reliably, only reward her quicker and snazzier
responses. Have family competitions to see how many body
position changes your dog will do for just one food reward.