stay!

stay!

A verbal command for a dog to remain motionless. No jumping on the counters, Rex—stay!

stay!

(spoken) used to tell a dog not to move
References in classic literature ?
Stay! Sit down here beside me; it is not to no purpose.
Stay! And if thou wilt go, thou impatient one, go not the way that I came.
"Stay!" I remind her, as I follow her gaze just in time to see Dorothy, the neighbor's mostly-white calico cat fade into the brush.
But with patience and consistency, even high energy and insecure dogs can develop a rock-solid stay!