The contents of a big dog in the city, going into town
Described in the previous article: The contents of the dogs recommendations relate mainly to puppies and small breed dogs, which, it is supposed, possible to take out of the house on their hands.
I want to say a few words about the processCommunication with dogs, which are displayed for a walk "on their own four." The training of a large dog to calm behavior before going out is carried out approximately in the same way as described in the previous article, the only difference is in the ways of the owner's influence on dogs of large sizes. These methods the owner chooses, based on personal tastes, his character, as well as the psychological characteristics of his dog.
So ... Before you open the door to exitApartment, the owner must be dressed himself, the dog should also be "ready": collar, leash, muzzle. This should be "dressed" any, even the most educated dog. On a walk, it should always be in the above equipment, and the ideal option here is a plate with the dog's data and the address of the owners, attached to the collar. A variety of decorative chains, "strangles" are not suitable for fixing "address plates." It does not hurt to walk with a dog and the owner has his own identity documents. Anything can happen ...
The dog must give way to the owner practicallyIn any situation - in the apartment, when entering the stairwell, entering and exiting the elevator, leaving the entrance and on the street. Also, the dog should never first enter the apartment or any human dwelling.
Let me note that the view thatThe dog almost always has to follow the owner (from the standpoint of host leadership), of course, is correct, but I believe that in certain situations it is still necessary to give the dog the necessary independence, which can be useful in the future, for example, when searching for the lost possessions of the owner Of course, if the dog intends to teach this).
There are two options for the owner when opening the door.
- First: First go yourself, make sure that there are no strangers or animals on the staircase, then call the dog to him (I would like to see dogs waiting patiently on the other side of the door).
- The second option: The owner releases the dog from the apartment ahead of him, but clearly at the same time fixes her movements with a short leash, not letting her go further than a safe distance (within half a meter from herself). Who knows, maybe at this very moment, when the owner is busy with the lock, and there will be a "kind" neighbor or a walking neighbor cat?
If the house does not have a lift, or for some reason the owner with the dog Prefers to move on the ramp forStairs, again, choose one of the two modes of travel. First - the dog in the position "next" to the owner, the second - a few steps ahead of the owner (about the length of the body of the dog). Naturally, with any option, the owner with the help of the leash should control the location of the dog and not to let go of it far from himself.
When possible meetings with neighbors orFellow dog breeders and their pets, it's best to stop at the landing, not on the stairs, asking the counter to wait, and then letting them pass by placing their dog between themselves and the wall. So you, "covering" your dog from the passing, prevent the emergence of an abnormal situation.
Go down the stairs and climb it.Calmly, and not flying headlong, dropping on the floor counter old women and risking dislocating their own legs. Better the desire of the dog to quickly jump out into the street periodically to restrain the tension and light jerks of the leash simultaneously with the submission of commands "Hush", "Nearby." It is necessary to fully control the situation!
If the house has an elevator, the owner with the dog, which"On their four", the following actions are forthcoming. We call the elevator, the dog on command "Stand", "Nearby" quietly stands next to the owner (why the dog is better to stand, we explained in the last issue). The elevator arrived. If empty, the owner goes first, then on a command "Forward" or "To me" forces the dog to enter the elevator, then encourages her with the command "Good", repeats the command "Near", "Stand" and calmly go to the first floor.
If there are already people in the elevator arriving, it is betterMiss it and wait for the empty one to arrive. In the event that the elevator stops on the intermediate floors and other passengers try to enter it, it is best for the owner to ask them "to make the next attempt", explaining that he "travels" with the dog (note that this is not a definitive rule, but a test that has been tested by practice) .
Finally, they arrived on the first floor. Even before opening the doors, hold the dog by the leash beside him, repeating "Standing", "Near". But the doors opened - if the elevator is empty, repeat "Near", we follow to the door of the entrance, if people on the platform, politely ask them to step aside, and forward, to the coveted exit to the street!
Before the door of the entrance again holdThe dog next to you (the leash, "Nearby"), open the door, and repeat the same actions as when leaving the elevator (no one is near and "continuing" on a leash, if not, politely ask to part and quietly pass) .
When studying the route of movement to the place(Where the dog can safely be allowed to run without a leash), it is necessary to study the places of probable appearance of stray dogs and cats (and not only homeless people), other animals, presence on the route or in close proximity to it of sites for garbage containers, the intensity of pedestrian traffic, Cyclists and motor transport in the area of the route, as well as the location of playgrounds, construction sites, reservoirs, road hatches (sewer, telephone, etc.), shops, markets, etc. Any object that can distract your dog should be considered!
To the place of the proposed walk we follow the calmStep, the dog next to a short leash, periodically give the command "Near", with the appropriate correct reaction of the dog to her do not forget to encourage.
Walking with a dog (way out)
Most dog breeders have an opinion aboutThe fact that walking with a dog is a very simple matter, frivolous. At the same time, they completely forget about their elementary responsibility to others, not noticing anyone around except themselves and their own dog. This is, of course, wrong and unacceptable, so my advice is to be prepared for all sorts of surprises, not to spoil the mood of people around (people and dogs are all sorts), the master first needs to mentally work out the whole scheme of his actions without a dog, With which he will face every day, stepping through the threshold of his apartment.
It is necessary to carefully study the locationDoors, objects on stairs and staircases that can attract the attention of dogs (garbage, food waste), the ease of opening doors, the possible presence of stray dogs and cats in the entrance. If possible, it is necessary to study the characters of neighbors, and if they have their own dogs, then the nature of your four-footed "neighbors." Of course, you can not foresee all possible situations, but each master must give a reasonable will of his imagination and think about the maximum number of possible options for his actions.
In case of abnormal situationsKeep the dog leash beside him with the simultaneous command "Near", if necessary, add "Can not" and either stop and skip the "unexpected phenomenon", or by distracting the dog, we get around the "obstacles on the way". The most important thing is that we try to do everything calmly and without nervous tension. I repeat, everything is not foreseeable and can not be foreseen. But on how smart the master will be and from how much the dog is trained to perform the elementary commands of obedience, the comfort and safety of the dog's stay in the complex urban environment depends radically.
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