Do you wish you could train your dog to stay in one room when you are not home or even when you are? Imagine how much easier it might be if you could send your dog to his "room" at meal times, when you have guests, or when the doorbell rings. In essence, this is the 'go to place' command that is designed to send your dog to his one special place.
The most important thing to remember about this training is that your dog should already have mastered some basic commands. If your dog does not know the 'stay' command, you will need to teach him this first, as it is the lead into teaching him to stay in one room. At the same time, your pup does need to accept that you are the Alpha leader in the pack.
The command, in essence, is to train your dog to respect boundaries you have established. In this particular case, you are training him to go to a specific room in your home and to remain there until he is given the release command. While you wouldn't think this would be challenging, after all, it is just an extension of the stay command, but you are training him to stay in a room by himself whether you are or are not at home.
The one thing you must remember is that your dog has to learn to behave in this manner no matter where you happen to be. You could use a crate or a baby gate or even an indoor crate, but these can be somewhat inconvenient. You have to remember to put them up and take them down all the time, they get in the way, and they are just one big hassle. If you can train your pup to stay in one room, you will be miles ahead.
Before you get started, you need to decide what room you are going to designate as your pup's safe room. The intent is that when you give him the command 'room' or 'go to your room' your dog will not hesitate and will go straight to his designated room and stay there. When it comes to this type of command, there is no room for error, he must do exactly what he is told and remain there until you tell him otherwise. For this you will need:
One thing to keep in mind before you get started is that you need to make this training fun for both of you. Once your dog knows where his place is, you may find he spends a fair amount of time there on his own.