Quite often you can see on the street loudly screaming, chaotic running along the street of the dog owner, unsuccessfully trying to catch up with his disobedient pet. In theory, if you seriously engage in training a pet, then such unpleasant situations can be avoided, the dog will not make shoots. So, let's see how to teach the dog to the team to me.
The importance of this skill
The command "to me!" Must know every dog, any breed and size. And even if it is not supposed to further train the dog, it is recommended to instill her obedience skills.
After all, this is not only a way to control an animal, but also the ability to exclude its rash actions. Kinologists in the course have a saying: "If the dog does not execute the command" to me! ", Then the person does not have a dog."
How to motivate a pet?
First and foremost, why a dog can refuse to execute a team is an absence of motivation. It is necessary to do so that "to me!", Uttered by the owner, outweighed everything else - animal instincts, including hunting, excitement, the desire to play with your own kind or get a treat from other people's hands.
What can the owner offer in this case? First, it's a good taste, from which the dog is hard to refuse. And he must receive it quite rarely and in small quantities, so that the interest is maximized. When using delicacy during training, it is necessary to use tiny pieces so that the pet does not eat too much and wants to get more. Enhanced motivation is easier to get when a dog is hungry.
The game is another bonus that a pet can get for his obedience. And it should be diverse, attractive to the animal, not the same type. But do not play until the dog is tired - otherwise it will quickly lose interest in it.
About affection and praise are spoken of as the basic motivating methods used to train dogs. They also help when mastering the command "to me!". The dog, who abandoned all his "interesting things", should be sure that when he comes to the owner, he will get a lot of positive emotions. Do not skimp on the kind words uttered with a gentle intonation.
Often, when stress is used fear, but the animal should not be afraid of its owner or punishment, which will follow the disobedience. The dog must understand that with disobedience he can lose his master forever, and this usually scares him. Therefore, when training, the owner can run away from the pet or hide.
The owner will always protect - this is another important motivation, really working. When a dog gets into an unpleasant situation, even artificially created - small pebbles fly into it, the signal of a radio-controlled collar, etc., only the owner can get rid of this.
Proper execution of the command
Before dealing with the education of a dog, the owner must find out for himself what the "to me" team is and what it is important to teach your four-legged friend. In fact, it is necessary to achieve the correct execution of the team from the first days, and not to hope that the dog has approached and that's enough. It will take a sequence that excludes haste.
The team consists of several stages:
- the dog approaches the owner;
- the pet sits down - according to international standards - on the contrary, or after a detour near the left leg - according to the requirements of the OKD course;
- the owner releases the dog (the team must be canceled).
That is, the dog should not only run up and fly back. The dog approaches, lingers near the owner and leaves only after he is allowed. Do not forget that in addition to the team "to me!", You need a command-cancel - go, walk, run, etc.
According to the rules, the fixation of the animal, that is, landing, is worked out only after the pet begins to react steadily to the team and immediately come up after hearing it. Otherwise, there is a risk of developing a steady aversion to such actions. For the initial stage, the owner should take the pet for the collar and immediately release.
Begin to teach the puppy this team can already when he is familiar with and will respond to his nickname. At first you can serve it before feeding:
- should attract the attention of the baby;
- say "to me!";
- put a bowl in front of him.
You can teach, and playing with your dog. When the kid starts walking toward the owner, he should tell the team and praise him. This can be done at home, but do not forget about street training. The place should be quiet and familiar to the dog so that she does not worry and nothing distracts her.
If the territory is not fenced, then you can use an extended leash, this will not only allow you to control the puppy, but also protect it. You can act according to the following algorithm:
- the pet should be allowed to go for a walk;
- then it is recommended to attract the attention of the dog (you can try different ways: hail, cotton, unusual sound, runaway, etc.); the command "to me!" is pronounced only in the event that the dog begins to run to the owner, a friendly tone is required;
- encouragement should be generous - weasel, delicacy, game; the dog must be happy;
- you should cancel the command, saying "go, walk, etc."
When the dog understands that the correct execution of the command "to me" - this is a real holiday and will unquestioningly carry it out, you can proceed to the stage of fixation. It is only when the owner behaves properly that the dog will be able to learn correctly the dog. You can not run after a rebellious dog, for a thousand times it's useless to shout out a team, end it with a paddock or stop playing.
The team should be associated only with positive moments, before which all other pleasures fade. Only in this way can the dog be taught to immediately interrupt all the affairs and joyfully escape to the owner, without reacting to the surrounding stimuli and so on. Obedient dog is a joy for the owner and envy for other, less fortunate dog breeders.