Puppy training, training for teams
Puppy training at home should begin as soon as a puppy appears in your house.
At the age of 2 to 4 months, in addition to the teams "KoMe "and" Place ", the puppy should be started to be accustomed to a collar or a harness, to a leash and such commands as" To sit "," To lie down "and the termination of undesirable actions under the command" Fu ".
Before accustoming the puppy to the collar orHarness, you need to take care that these items are of appropriate size, do not hang out and do not constrain the movement of your pet. At the first stages, wear the collar on the puppy carefully, without hurting him, giving the opportunity to wear it for a while. If the puppy is anxious and tries to break the collar, then calm him, stroke and give a treat, or try to distract by playing. Gradually increase the time of wearing the collar. During the day, perform similar actions 3-4 times.
After the puppy gets used to the collar orHarness, begin to gradually accustom it to the leash. Often, after fastening the leash to the collar, many puppies begin to kick, resist or lie down on the ground. To avoid this, it is necessary to lower the secured harness to the ground and allow the pet to walk in a free state.
After a few minutes, take the leash in your hand andSlightly pull it, not interfering with the movement of the puppy. During the entire walk, repeat this several times. In no case do not make strong jerks leash, so as not to frighten the puppy and not cause him to fear.
To accustom the puppy to the command "Sit"Call him to yourself, show him the delicacy and, after uttering the required command, raise your hand with a delicacy over his head, prompting the pet to sit down. If the puppy does not sit down, then you can act on it by slightly pressing the croup. As soon as your pet sits, immediately praise him, giving him a treat.
Repeat the exercise several times, doingSmall breaks. After a while, accustom the puppy to sit down on command in other places with different stimuli. Gradually, accustom your pet to execute the command "Sit" at your left foot, while giving him a treat with your right hand.
After your puppy is clearly performingCommand "Sit", start working off the command "To lie". To do this, plant your pet at your left foot, say "Lie Down" and stretch out your right hand with a delicacy forward and down.
If the puppy does not go to bed, then lightly press it onWithers with his left hand and hold in a lying position for a few seconds. As soon as the puppy lies down, encourage him with a delicacy and exclamation "Good" or "Bravo". Exercise repeat several times, taking small breaks.
In a few days, start working on the "Lying" command under various stimuli (on the street, in parks, in places of small numbers of people and animals).
An important skill necessary to manage your puppy is stopping unwanted actions by the command "Fu". This command is always pronounced only with threatening intonation.
The development of this skill should begin withEarly puppy. At an early stage, when accustoming to the command "Fu," use a more strict intonation, a light slap with the palm of your hand, or kick a thin rod on the back of the puppy, a sharp jerk leash. Thus, the puppy develops a reflex that after each pronunciation of the command "Fu" follows an unpleasant for him mechanical effect.
The main thing is not to overdo it with mechanicalInfluence so as not to disturb your contact with your pet. Carry out the workout of stopping unwanted actions every time the puppy does something wrong, for example, gnawing on sneakers, tearing things up, picking something up from the ground or floor, etc. Ensure that your puppy on the team "Fu" is trouble-free and clear, regardless of the surrounding situation, stop any unwanted actions for you.
And do not forget that after each correctly executed command, the puppy should be encouraged by delicacy, stroking or exclamation "Good."