“There are no bad students – there are bad teachers.” Remember this phrase? It does not lose its relevance in the case of raising and training dogs. 99% of the pet’s success depends on the knowledge of the owner and the correct approach to the lessons. Yes, each dog is individual, and often there are four-legged friends of a person who completely refuse to execute commands. But to any, even the most capricious pet, you can find an approach. The main thing is to be careful, take into account the pedigree and individual characteristics of the dog, set the right tasks for it and use effective methods of motivation. The latter will be discussed in our article.
Before moving on to methods of motivation, we determine what it is. For clarity, we will analyze an example.
Suppose you want to teach a dog how to overcome a snake from obstacles, but she is not in a hurry to complete the task assigned to her, since she does not see any need for it. In order to achieve a result, you need to interest the dog, stimulate her to perform a specific action. This is motivation, it is it that forms the behavior of the dog. But how to arouse interest, how to train a dog to execute commands? Continue reading
Everyone likes it when a dog cheerfully greets him from work. But if a four-legged friend shows excessive emotionality and strives to literally jump into the hands of the owner or put his front paws on his shoulders, the situation takes on an unpleasant connotation. Not only clothes, but also the person himself can suffer from such manifestations of feelings (imagine how the Great Dane jumps into your arms). In addition, in the world of intelligent dogs, this behavior is considered bad manners. That is why many people ask themselves: how to wean a dog from jumping on people?
Fortunately, in practice, weaning a pet from this habit is not difficult at all. The main thing: patience, systematic and friendly perseverance. At the same time, it is not so important how old the animal, puppy or adult dog is. The methods of exposure in both cases will be approximately the same.
The first thing you should do is to block your personal space from a four-legged friend. Watch the pets playing together on the court. When meeting, they do not jump on each other. Continue reading