The dog runs after cars, bicycles, pursues runners
Many dog breeders encounter unnecessary"Love" a pet to catch cyclists, chase after cars or bite at the heels of runners. The owners know firsthand what to tolerate such behavior of the dog is impossible.
Instead of once again removing the stress of heart drops, we suggest you once and for all to save the pet from the "bad habit and teach him self-control."
To re-educate your pet, you will need: Its owner (that is, you are your own person, and not an experienced trainer from some club), an assistant with whom it is desirable that the dog is not familiar (at first - one, then, possibly, more people), goodies for promotion Something that the dog rarely eats, but passionately loves).
To conduct classes better in a deserted place, where there are few people and other factors distracting you and the dog.
So, let's start the stage-by-stage training!
Ask your partner to hide from the dog's field of vision and appear at your signal, then say "To me!". When the dog comes up, give him a treat.
While the dog is enjoying the treat,Signal your partner to appear in the zone of visibility. He should not come close - just stroll for 20-30 seconds, but so that the dog sees him. Then let the assistant hide from sight. This exercise should be repeated 2-3 times.
The second stage
Before proceeding to the second, be sureRepeat the first stage of training. This time, ask your assistant to jog in the dog's field of vision for about 10 seconds. When the dog sees a man, immediately instruct him "To me!", Without waiting for him to think about what it would be nice to catch a suddenly appeared athlete. If the dog comes to you, praise it and give it a treat.
Repeat the exercise several times, and then allow the dog to rest: play the ball, port the stick or just let the pet walk around.
To proceed to the next stage is possible only whenThe dog will, at the first call, approach you without question, without trying to catch up with your assistant. Never go to a new exercise until you are sure that the pet is well remembered learned skill.
The third stage
Let your partner run into the dog's field of visionSlightly faster, but does not reduce the distance between themselves and the dog. Call the pet and give him a treat. Repeat the exercise 3-4 times and allow the dog to rest.
The fourth stage
Reduce the distance between the partner and the dog, first - up to 20 meters, then - to 10. When the pet begins to return strictly on command, set the distance to 3-5 meters.
Do not worry if the pet does not workFocus on your team - some dogs may take weeks to train, and sometimes months. Do not rush things - and you will get the desired result. The main thing - wait until the dog will clearly perform all the commands.
The last step
Ask for help from friends whom your dog does not know or know badly. Repeat all the training steps with them. If it is difficult for you to find "volunteers", take the pet to a crowded park or square.
If the dog will react calmly to the athletes - you have finally achieved success.
Never shout at the pet if it does notExecutes the command the way you want. Perhaps you are too hasty, and the dog, especially, loses control. Remember: training is not an easy task, but it is worth the results obtained in the future.
This same technique can be used when teaching a dogCalmly respond to cyclists and cars. However, experts argue that if the dog is comfortable with bicycles, the cars will no longer interest him, despite their impressive size.
The resulting skill will save not only your nerves - it will save his life from danger. After fearlessly rushing under the wheels of a car or catching up with a bicyclist, he risks his health.