Video: The Benefits Of Raising A Dog
While training dogs together with their owners, sometimes you come to certain conclusions that may be interesting and useful to some people. Some advice may not seem indisputable, but the author does not at all claim to be the ultimate truth.
In one of my past publications, there was a provocative idea that a well-bred Labrador is so good in itself that it can present the owner with an unexpected choice: to train him or not. I don’t think that many have read this, but it seems that some Labrador owners perceive this phrase as a blessed oil that can be poured over their lazy soul without really getting into the essence; well mannered labrador! So what do we consider to be good parenting? First of all, this is hard work, hard work. I will use the banal comparison of a puppy with a piece of plasticine, from which you can mold anything you want. But for this, at least, you need to be able to sculpt. You need to master the technique of sculpting, have an idea of harmony and proportions; and finally, have a good idea of the desired result. That is, what are we sculpting?
If you are sure that you have chosen the right breed and want to have a companion dog, not a predatory Cerberus, then take the principle as a basis: "do everything with the dog so that it is convenient for you and others, and it will be convenient for the dog." Do you want your pet to love you and prefer to communicate with you over everything else? To do this, you yourself must love him, understand his needs, be able to correlate them with your capabilities and, within reasonable limits, ensure their implementation. Let's start simple.
The dog shits in the apartment. Why? Do you remember how often you didn’t want to interrupt your sweet morning sleep in order to take a waking puppy out into the yard? He peeped, peeped, but nowhere to go. And how many times did he stay alone all day? Even if he is accustomed to doing "business" for newspapers, the "newspaper toilet" is only a temporary measure at a time when the puppy is too small to tolerate. By the age of 3 months, the puppy is able to control itself and wait from walk to walk.
Unjustified expectation forces the puppy to walk in the house, and your negligence and negligence will lead to the fact that the dog ceases to consider itself obliged to endure at all.
Gnawed furniture. All puppies chew. And everything that gets on the tooth. They don’t know you don’t like it, they need to explain it. The puppy should have his own toys: rubber, wooden, rag, big bone, ball, plastic bottle. There should be a lot of them, they should always be accessible and not have sharp edges. For trying to gnaw and chew something that is not supposed to, punish with a slap of a newspaper rolled into a tube in the manner of a fly swatter. Instead of a forbidden thing, immediately offer a toy, distract the puppy, play with him, take a walk. Puppies that walk and play a lot on the street sleep at home.Puppies left on their own for a long time, even in the presence of their owners, can cause a lot of harm. If, however, you often have to leave your puppy alone, buy him a large cage "for growth". Dogs trained from childhood to remain in a cage do not experience any discomfort in it even as adults. You will need this habit when transporting your dog to a show. If you do not want a cage, give the puppy a fenced-in corner or a separate room and close it in it during your absence. But remember that a Labrador needs your company and doesn't have to live on its own, so don't abuse its isolation.
Common hooliganism… A playful and agile puppy can turn out to be a big fidget and a mischievous person. He can, without hesitation, climb onto an armchair, bed, pull something off the table or from the closet. But you never know ways to test the master's patience! It's impossible to run after him with a slipper or a newspaper all the time. There are simple ways to subtly wean the bully from these tricks. For example, place upside-down chairs on your bed, or line it with metal foil or mesh. It is possible to wean off dragging food from the table with the help of a mousetrap with a biscuit or bone tied by a string. The clap of a mousetrap in the sweet moment of theft will certainly sober up the thief. We once disaccustomed a teenage Labrador retriever to carrying a towel from the kitchen. What he found attractive in the towel - we do not understand. The hostess put a large saucepan filled with empty cans on the shelf above the towel.into a position of unstable balance and left the kitchen. A few minutes later there was a terrible roar, and then a herd of elephants swept along the corridor. This young impudent ran away from the scene of the crime. Not only did he forget about the towel, there was an unexpected side effect: he did not enter the kitchen without the permission of the owners, which they had tried unsuccessfully to achieve for a long time. As they say, they killed two birds with one stone. I probably wouldn't recommend this method for a cowardly hysterical dog. But for an ordinary shkodnik - why not?he did not enter the kitchen without the permission of the owners, which they had tried unsuccessfully to achieve for a long time. As they say, they killed two birds with one stone. I probably wouldn't recommend this method for a cowardly hysterical dog. But for an ordinary shkodnik - why not?he did not enter the kitchen without the permission of the owners, which they had tried unsuccessfully to achieve for a long time. As they say, they killed two birds with one stone. I probably wouldn't recommend this method for a cowardly hysterical dog. But for an ordinary shkodnik - why not?