Having your dog wait is just a refined practice of patience. Most waiting moments such as waiting for you to finish preparing a meal or waiting for you to open a door might require your dog to be sitting so he is in control and not jumping around. However, there are times you might want your dog to stand in place and wait. This might require additional training, so your dog does not sit while waiting. 'Stand and wait' is an effective command for visiting the veterinarian or even your dog groomer. Teaching your dog to stand still and wait patiently occurs when you need your dog in a standing and stay position for a long period.
To teach your dog to stand and stay, he should already understand the basic commands of 'sit' and 'down' and 'stay'. Stand and stay shows patience in a standing position. To begin, you will need to teach your dog to stand from any position. Some dog owners will use the command “stand,” teaching the dog when he is told to stand he is also to be still and patient.
As with other training, be sure to have treats readily available for your dog so you can reward him for positive behaviors. You may want to also have a leash or harness on your dog so you can help maneuver him into the position you would like him to be in. If your dog hesitates when you give a command such 'sit', 'down', or 'stay', work on those commands before you teach 'stand and stay'.