Bark at the command of dogs are taught quite often, and even if this skill does not find practical application. But, if for domestic pets such an occupation remains one of the commands that the dog performs at the whim of the master and guests, for the working dogs it is an obligatory useful skill. So, let's see how to teach the dog a command voice.
Features of training
All the dogs-rescuers, hunting, some guard dogs and service dogs should be able to voice all the time. Also, it will not be superfluous if, when moving through the forest, it does not matter whether the person went by the mushrooms, by the berries or just so, the dog will bark at the right time. In general, the team is quite useful.
It does not matter for what purposes the owner is going to teach his dog this skill, first of all, it is necessary to take into account the temperament and characteristics of the breed. For example, basseji do not know how to bark, bullmastiffs often snort and snort, and akita-inu - voice only in case of serious danger, in the rest of the time they prefer to remain silent.
But still most of the representatives of popular breeds do not mind to bark, especially if it is useful for the owner. Problems with training does not arise with Labradors, German Shepherds, Chihuahua and many other four-legged pets.
To educate and teach the puppy to the basic commands the owner begins already from the first days of the appearance of the one in the new house, and this is correct. He masters the basic knowledge quickly - "place", "fu", sit, etc. Almost all dogs know them already by the 4th month, of course, with the obligatory regular repetition.
But the command "voice" can be attributed to more complex tasks that require the pet to build a logical sequence. But also her dog will start to perform, if one of the effective methods is applied.
The first stage of training
Any training requires a consistent and methodical approach, including the "voice" command. If there is no experience in training dogs, then you can stick to the following plan:
- It is necessary to take a tasty morsel of food, which will certainly attract the attention of the pet, and bring it to the nose of the dog so that it can smell it.
- Afterwards, the hand with the delicacy rises, but so that the dog can not reach it, and the command "voice!" Is spoken. In this case, you can not allow the dog to jump on the owner, and since some representatives have a special jumping behavior, you need to secure - to fasten the leash, put it to the ground and hold it with your foot. This will not allow the animal to climb its hind legs and jump. Most often this unenviable situation causes dogs a righteous indignation, and they begin to bark.
- The dog began to bark? It is necessary timely praise, and that malicious piece must immediately become a delicacy.
Dogs are the smartest creatures and usually they catch the essence of the task after a couple of repetitions. If the technique does not give a result (not all dogs are the same, and the fact that one does not cause difficulties, the other can be very puzzling), you can apply the "imitation" method.
To use it, you need another dog that can already bark at the first request. Dogs sit next to each other, the owner gives the command "voice", the already trained dog fulfills it and receives bonuses - delicacy, affection and verbal encouragement. It is important that the second pet see it all.
The exercise is repeated several times so that the trained puppy can figure out what's what. As soon as the pet has executed the command, it is possible to start fixing it. The most important at this stage is complete obedience - the dog must perform the task from the first time.
Of course, at first the team repeats itself, and more than once, but once the dog starts to react to it and bark, it is enough to say "voice" once. Even if the dog does not hurry to perform - it is better to wait, otherwise the dog will quickly realize that it is not necessary to do everything at once.
Among the learning mistakes most often owners allow one - they begin to encourage the barking of a pet that occurs without a team. If the dog does not mind puffing - let him bark to his health, however, there is nothing here for which he could be praised. But it is not recommended to prohibit this without permission, the dog may stop responding to the command.
The second stage of training
As with the assimilation of other teams, the task is gradually becoming more complicated. In the case of the command "voice", it is a question of barking not one, but several times - more than 3. When the dog learned the command, the owner must decide what he wants from the pet: that the one-time, three-fold or long barking?
If mastering a skill is not connected with serious work, but is more fun, then you can stop on a one-time option. Working dogs, hunters, search engines, engaged in the service, require three or more barking.
Training three meals a day is not an easy process. The owner should give the dog a delicious after 3 "gav". If the pet is confined to one modest "gav" and pauses, then the treat should not be given to him until he does it three times, albeit at intervals. You can provoke it - teasing the food and repeating the team 2-3 times.
If it is necessary that the dog bark more times, then this is the dogs, but is it worth the effort to do this? Most of the dogs are able to count to three, but with a further score they cope hard. The excited and agitated dog will be confused in the count and think that the owner wants to hear not 4-5-6 "woofs," but a great number of them. Therefore, more often than not the owners and the cynologists stop on a three-hour bark.
Dogs are able to master a variety of skills, both useful and useless. But, in any case, most dogs like to learn, get acquainted with new material and just interact with their master. Therefore, training is not only training, but also to establish contact with the pet and joint pastime. Training should not tire the dog, but be pleasant and fruitful.