Dog education

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For its coexistence to be harmonious, it is necessary  the dog knows and follows some basic concepts of obedience. These include signs such as "Come Here" or "Come," "Sit Down," "Sit Down," "Stay," "Out… In addition, the dog must be on a leash, without pulling, and must be able to obey without it. A non-educated dog doesn't just get on your nerves and on other people's nerves. Under certain circumstances, it can also hurt himself, as well as other animals or people. Regular lessons help you clarify your positions in social  surroundings and strengthen the bond. If you allow the dog to do whatever you want, it will try to impose itself in all situations that interest you. This is already very unpleasant for small dogs, but for large dogs it often causes serious problems. It is common for these uneducated dogs to end up in shelters because their owners can no longer deal with them.

Dogs learn through success. If you want to show him what you expect from him, reward him quickly and effusively as soon as he shows the desired behavior. To avoid confusing the animal, it should be coordinated with those who are also taking care of the dog so that the same terms are always used for the desired behavior, for example "seat".

Even the youngest puppy will quickly learn what you want from him, as long as you don't overload him with different lessons. For example, practice the "Come" command during the game. The little ones learn quickly when you pet them, treat them with a small gift or reward them with their favorite toy. In this way, they gather the information for all signs, which the dog should follow later reliably.

Even if the training takes more time at the beginning, animal keepers should be consistent with it. The more opportunities to confirm the behavior of the four-legged friend through praise, the faster and longer the dog will learn what you expect from it. Of course, dogs have their own head and try to pass from it time to time. "Punish" unwanted behavior, but never with corporal punishment. Never hit the dog. The dog can't do anything with this kind of "punishment." Instead, you are just destroying your relationship with your animal and his with other people. Ignoring the puppy and turn your back on it might be enough. This way he will learn that he won't succeed with that behavior and should quit quickly.

An example: Home cleaning education

The first lesson for the little puppy should be you should not do your "needs" in the apartment. Under no circumstances should it make it a habit for him to use a newspaper or a sandbox inside the apartment. This may be convenient for you, as of course it is annoying to walk out the door ten times a day. However, once your dog gets used to it because it has allowed you this temporary solution, they will find it difficult to understand why they are prohibited from doing so later.

Stay consistent for a few days and the puppy will know what is expected of it. As soon as you notice it is sniffing the ground with your head down, you should take it out and place it in a certain place over and over again. It is best to take the precaution of going outside after they have eaten and immediately after the puppy has slept.

As in all educational steps, it is important that you effusively praise the puppy. By "rewarding" him after having defecated and urinated outside, the dog quickly learns that he must do it outside. Dogs have a need to avoid dirtying their own nest anyway. If your puppy has not yet been trained at home after two or four weeks despite this procedure, a visit to the veterinarian is recommended. This is because dirt can also have organic consequences, such as a bladder infection.

Part of the corporal punishment, from which he must absolutely refrain, is hitting their nose and put it against their poops. This is completely inadequate as an educational measure and is torture for the dog due to its sensitive olfactory nerves.

Learn to read your dog. It is a very sensitive creature that closely observes its surroundings and communicates its moods through its expressive behavior. His vocalizations, but also all his body language and facial expressions clearly show his current mood with the bridge of his nose, lips, eyes, ears and tail. The more you look at your dog, the better you understand over time.