Training of dogs, Subjects and conditions necessary for training of protective qualities of dogs
For Training You will need the following: a collar and a leash. You can use a normal metal collar, which should be fixed without moving, so as not to bother the dog and not to rub her neck during a jerk. Some trainers prefer to use a leather collar and switch to metal only after the dog has gained the necessary confidence in his abilities. In any case, inexperienced owners can be advised to use a leather collar.
At least two pieces of linen cloth in sizesMeter per meter. One of them should be folded into a tube with a diameter of 6-7 centimeters. Sausage is an object also made of burlap with a piece of rubber inside, hard, but elastic. You can use a piece of rubber tube. A sleeve for puppies, which can, in principle, be used at the initial stage of the training of an adult dog. This sleeve is soft and the dog is easier to grasp than a formal adult sleeve.
Hard sleeve, one or more flexible whipsOr sticks, meeting the latest standards. Six shelters, behind which the assistant trainer can hide. Shelters can be made of plywood, sheet iron or other material. The main thing is that they are tall enough and long, so that they can be completely sheltered by a person. Trolley overall. Safety distance.
The so-called safety distance isThe distance within which the dog perceives the stimulus suggested by the trainer as a danger. Let us explain this important point in more detail. Unlearned dog shows absolute indifference or at best moderate curiosity towards a stranger who gesticulates or screams, say, 30 meters from her. However, as this distance decreases, the dog becomes more and more alert and keeps an eye on the stranger's movement.
When he finally crosses the lineSafety, the dog reacts to the stimulus in one of two ways: aggressiveness or flight. At once we will tell, if the dog is inclined to flight - it does not mean, that it is not suitable for protective service. The fact is that flight is the most common reaction. In natural conditions, any animal prefers to escape from the danger of flight, rather than engage in a fight. This reaction is the most rational and thus the most favorable for preserving itself and its kind. We will not blame even unconsciously our dog for cowardice, if, in response to the first provocations, she will prefer to flee. Many dogs, beginning with such a reaction, subsequently reach great heights in the matter of the protective service. Returning to the question of the safety distance, it should be said that it varies depending on the breed, and very significantly. It is important that the trainer identifies it in the first lesson.