Not one, even the most intelligent and strongest dog, can master all dog professions and perform all functions without exception. Like no living organism can be universal and operate flawlessly in any conditions. Features of a dog can be divided into: basic features; basic behavioral reactions; functional qualities.
1. The basic features include: breed characteristics; health, physical development; personal psychological characteristics.
Under pedigree characteristics is meant the specificity of behavior and features of the exterior of a particular breed. When buying a dog, it is imperative to take into account the breed characteristics of the selected service. For example, a huge heavy mastiff can knock a person to the ground with one jerk of powerful jaws, but at the same time he is not able to jump high in sports, as a light and graceful Doberman does. The fox terrier can be perfectly developed physically, possess a strong nervous system and even undergo a course of protective training, but in reality it simply is not able to become a bodyguard dog. Thus, an objective assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of the breed is a fundamental factor in choosing a dog. The breed is not only a genetically fixed set of external characteristics of the animal’s appearance, but also its typical nature, stereotype of behavior, character. Continue reading
Trainers know that each team has its own optimal training time. A two-month-old puppy easily learns the positive skills associated with any activity. It is easy to teach him to run up to the call, give a paw, run after the ball. However, with such a crumb it is quite difficult to work on exposure. A similar feature is associated with the simultaneous development of excitatory and inhibitory systems of the brain. In other words, an active and restless puppy hardly learns inhibitory and prohibitive commands. If you start forced training for endurance before the age of three months, then in the best case a lot of effort will be expended with a minimum of results, in the worst – a breakdown of the nervous system will occur, requiring termination of classes. However, even a small puppy must learn to control its behavior.
Learning begins at home, in a well-known environment – so the baby will be less distracted by foreign objects, sounds and smells. The lesson will be ineffective if the dog wants to sleep, has just eaten or has played too much. As a food promotion, stock up on delicious slices of boiled liver, vitamin drops, or dry food pellets. Be nice and calm, so that the young student will feel your approval and not be nervous.
If your baby is already 2 months old, then you can easily teach him the “Sit!” Team. To do this, take a piece of the treat and, holding it above the puppy’s head, slowly take your hand back. Continue reading