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For me I need a difference from one thing to another. It is like when i want my dog sitting in basic position, the command is always fuss. If you ask for sit and the dog sits crooked, does the dog understand the difference but fuss is taught with clarity in position. Same goes for sh-tay (stand), I just want you to show a standing position and hold until I ask for something else. Stack is now taught with clarity of position including the feet position. So on the down and back in conformation the end is a feee stack in front of the judge. Handler moves out and away to bait dog, but with the stack command the dog now knows muscle memory and gives a better position than dogs not taught the command.Good info, thank you! I have taught "stand" for obedience the "stand-stay" for judge to come touch the dog. So use the verbal word stand. I was debating adding the command "stack" to placing feet in position, or just continuing to add position to the stand command? The Doggie Push-ups are a fun exercise to do on occasion: Sit-Down-Sit-Stand, Sit-Down-Sit-Stand, Sit-Down-Sit-Stand. Agree about the happy dog in the ring, always looks better!