Puppy primary education
First of all, give your baby a name. Often, puppies born in the kennel are called breeders, and it is customary that the names of the littermates begin with the same letter. This official name with the prefix in the form of the name of the nursery or breeding farm is recorded in a puppy card. For example, my rottweiler is called Miro from Floyd’s House. Some breeders come up with the most fantastic nicknames for their pets in the form of long foreign phrases.
Naturally, in a home environment, such a dog is not called by his full name, but is shortened or transformed into an endearing nickname. Sometimes the “home” name is completely different from the official record in the family tree. However, for the dog it does not matter what they call it: Baby or Monster – the main thing is that the nickname be short and sonorous. The nickname is the main repetitive sound combination that the puppy hears from the mouth of the owner. Use the nickname only as a positive incentive – for example, when you want to caress a puppy, feed or please with a new toy. After a while, having heard a familiar word associated with pleasure, the puppy will give up all his affairs and rush to your call.
At the age of two months, the puppy sleeps most of the day, and plays the rest of the time. About five times a day, he eats, releases the intestines three times, and more often he overcomes “small need.” Once in your home, the doggie quickly gets used to the daily routine and hours of feeding. If he is forced to remain alone when all family members leave for work or study, he soon begins to “feel” the time of arrival of the owners. Try to feed the baby at the same time, in the same place. Appetite can say a lot about the baby’s health. A healthy puppy absorbs food with obvious pleasure, asks for a supplement and tidbits. He quickly learns to run up to the bowl, and from this you can begin training. Each time, feeding gives you the opportunity to effortlessly introduce initial training techniques.
Do not think that your pupil in infancy is not able to master some teams. At a young age, the dog is unusually playful, affectionate, friendly, curious. He is driven by research activity and contact. That is why the initial period of training can be called educational training, which is based on game and imitative methods. Playing for a puppy is a vital necessity. In the game, the kid learns, learns the world, develops physically. The baby’s energy, which requires an exit, needs to be directed in the direction you need, used to acquire skills and create persistent stereotypes of behavior.
Initial upbringing of a puppy Thus, tapping a feeding bowl is a stimulus for a puppy that signals food. You can successfully use this signal in combination with a nickname. The intonation of the human voice is very important for the dog: high keys are associated with a friendly screech (such sounds are made by the mother-bitch, calling puppies). The low tone of the voice is like a menacing growl and carries a threat. That is why when calling a puppy, pronounce his nickname, if possible, in a high affectionate voice. It is known that puppies react positively to children’s and female voices and behave warily when they hear male bass. If everything goes well, then the puppy gets used to the nickname for several days and happily runs to your call.
When the puppy gets used to the nickname, train him to approach you on the command “Come to me!”. This team is extremely important in the establishment of the relationship between the owner and the dog. Remember: from the very beginning, it should be associated with a puppy only with pleasant sensations. Do not forget to sincerely praise the baby and treat him to a tidbit as soon as he comes up. Never call a dog with the “To me!” Command for the execution of punishment or unpleasant physical impact. For example, if you need to be vaccinated, just go and take the puppy in your arms, while gently talking to him, stroking soothingly, and after completing the pain procedure, praise your patience and treat it to delicious. Sometimes trainers at home use non-standard commands that dogs perfectly recognize and execute. For example, the categorical command “Come to me!”, Which usually calls the dog, forcing them to immediately obey and sit at the owner’s left foot, is replaced by the more liberal “Come here!”.
The dog learns the world through five senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch (tactile feeling) and taste. By acting on them, you can wean a puppy from bad habits or, conversely, instill good manners. Puppy feelings can be influenced with four goals:
– encourage desired actions;
– impress and surprise;
– distract and switch attention;
– keep away from unwanted effects.
Depending on the specific situation, this or that effect is applied. Most often, commands and correction affect the organ of hearing. For example, you can loudly pronounce a puppy’s nickname, which will make him pay attention to you and distract from an unwanted action.