Educational games and basic exercises for the course of defense
If the puppy is kept in a large cage, often release him to walk freely in the room. Remember that you can keep him locked up no more than 12 hours a day. Puppies need active movement and play. In the game version, the foundation is laid for the relationship between the dog and the outside world. The game is a way of teaching life in a “pack-family.” Such socialization and the beginning of life experience are closely linked to attachment. Do not neglect playing with your puppy, even if you are tired at work or want to watch TV. Remember: the lack of exercise negatively affects the development of the dog.
Watching the ritual of the game is very funny. “Introduction” begins with raising the paw and “bowing” – the puppy stretches its front paws forward, falling to the ground and not taking its eyes off the potential game partner. This is followed by a wagging tail and a funny bounce up until a game companion takes action. Puppies are very fond of playing catch-up and constantly “persuade” their owners to chase after them. They especially like to run away from chasing, grabbing a toy, a bone, your slipper or other object in their teeth. However, you should not get involved in such games, because you instill in your pet a negative behavioral experience. In the future, this may cause reluctance to approach the command “Come to me!”, And also provoke the dog’s habit of running away from the owner, taking illegal objects from the ground.
It is much better if from a young age you begin to instill positive skills in your dog. Develop exactly those qualities that the baby will need in further training and future work. It is clear that you need to train your puppy in a playful way, honing your innate talents and forming a stable psyche of the dog through persistent positive emotions.
While the unvaccinated puppy is in the house, a long corridor or a spacious room can become a playground for games. I know from experience that in games with young dogs, owners usually use only the manifestation of a hunting instinct – the innate desire of a puppy to catch up and grab any abandoned item. The development of aport reaction is required for those dogs, which will subsequently be used as search and trail dogs. Performing an exercise on the subject toe is also necessary for sports training. At the same time, for future guard dogs, the indefatigable desire to run after any moving object is highly undesirable.
To instill the initial skills for aporting, stock up on a small ball or a rubber squeaking toy – this is the “prey” of the puppy. When the dog rushes after the abandoned ball and grabs the “prey”, pay attention to where he carries it. If the baby is heading in your direction, give the command “Aport!” Call to me! and the usual pat on the knees will make the puppy come up to you with “prey.” As soon as the baby runs up, gently but resolutely stroke him, praising as enthusiastically as possible.
If a puppy runs up and throws a ball, then try to grab it with your palm. If the “prey” remains in the puppy’s teeth, then persistently uttering the command “Give!” Try to gently release the ball from its mouth. Never use force or jerks. For special stubborn people who do not want to part with a toy, use a little trick. If your dog runs away with the ball to the other side, call him, while holding out a treat, and force him to exchange the ball for a piece of delicious food. If a puppy, after playing, starts barking and jumping for a toy, switch his attention to the braking command “Sit!”. Remember that the apportionment item should not be too small so that the baby cannot accidentally swallow it during the game.
If you plan to participate with your dog in sports training competitions, an obligatory element of which is trace work, then it will not be out of place to teach the pupil “Sniff!” Teams from childhood. and “Search!”. For example, when you come home, pay attention to how your puppy sniffs your things, and at the moment when the baby’s nostrils are actively working, give the command “Sniff!” Next, try to hide his favorite toy from the puppy. First, let him see you hiding the toy behind a chair or under a blanket. Give the command “Search!” and watch the work of the little bloodhound. It’s good if the dog rushes in the right direction, begins to scratch the floor with its paw or pick the blanket with its nose. Praise him, cheer him up, and don’t try to pick up the treasure he’ll find when it’s finally in the puppy’s teeth. Complicate the game with age, discreetly hiding the toy and making sure that the dog searches for it on its own. Search command you can give “after”. In the future, use several items and in the search process teach them to search by name – for example, “Look for the ball!”, “Look for the bone!”.
Developing games and initial exercises on the course of protection Those dogs that you plan to use as security guards and bodyguards have been trained in defense and proper grip since childhood.