Having your dog going to a designated place and stay there on command is very helpful when you want him to be out of the way.
When you answer the door, you can have your dog on place and not bother anyone. At the same time he is readily available to protect you!
At dinner time, he should be on his doggy bed and not begging at the table.
In general it helps the dog tremendously during training of a stay position of a sit or down
Follow Klaus vom Zauberberg training the Place Command