... Choose 5 things to train your dog to do and nothing more (doesn't include housetraining). What would your most important top 5 things be and why? Mine would be: Stay - To lessen the likely-hood of bolting from doors. Stop - In case they got out or away from me i want them to be able to stop when i say so. Come - To come back to me when i call if they ever got loose. Down - This is the safety position for izzie that i'm partial to, not sure why. Drop It - In case they pick up something they shouldn't have.