Do you have both commands in your toolbox? Do you know the difference? The “Wait” command should be used at your start line and comes in handy in most any dog sport. Teach your dog that “wait” means to hang on for a few seconds until you hear your release word. In agility my “release word” is whatever direction my dog is headed first. For example, if the first 2 obstacles are in a straight line, my release is “go”. Your “stay” command should mean freeze in place for an undetermined amount of time. For example, you may have a spot your dog must “stay” during dinner time. Make sure you release, praise, and reward after dinner!