training of a young dog
the training of a young dogthe dog's behavior:
The dog is above all a pack animal. he gives all his trust to the clan leader (you) and gets submits to his authority without losing anything of his own personality. it is important to reward the dog when he has acted well, both with voice and with a caress. But a dog (puppy) also makes mistakes. It is important to punish him only when he did something wrong. The punishment must immediately follow the action and be directly related to it. It does not must never consist in beating the animal, but only in scolding it severely, it will understand.
Never reward unwanted behavior. don't forget to respect your basic biological needs. dogs need to run, jump and make noise, but they also need many hours of sleep a day.
the first days of adoption:Unless it is a very young animal, most shelter animals have been in one way or another of another traumatized and under stress. everyone knows the patience it takes proof with a puppy to teach him cleanliness and good manners. more patients will still be necessary with some adult animals that will have to be rebuilt in confidence. the fact that to be in another environment with strangers (you) can cause behavioral disorders that will only be transient if they are shown a lot of love and understanding. the following recommendations will help you achieve this.
the learning of cleanliness:a) Feed him at fixed times, without giving him anything between meals. the time for a dog to do "his business" is when he wakes up, directly after meals, after drinks, after the excitement and play and when he chewed on his bones and toys.
b) during the day, when the dog turns on itself, it means that it must relieve itself. Say "NO"
and take it out or drop it off quickly in the right place saying "LA". Caution, always use the same words for the same situations because the dog does not know the synonyms.
c) If you live in an apartment, instead of driving the dog outside, you can place a cloth or a newspaper near the exit door. this is where you will drive your dog to do his needs. In this way, later on, he will automatically go to that door to show you that it's time to take it out.
d) If you notice that the dog has relieved himself, scold him directly by showing him the crime. with your finger while saying "NO". without delay, take him to the place reserved for him by saying "LA".
e) If the dog must remain alone and when you return you notice that he has done his business, do not don't scold me. Collect the damage by ignoring the animal and deodorize the area. Too much time a and the dog would not understand why you scold him and under no circumstances would he know that is because he made the house dirty. Ten seconds is enough for him to forget the occupation he just had. to leave.
f) When your dog has understood what is expected of him and asks to go out, do not do so wait and congratulate him when he has relieved himself in the right place.
remember that a dog must go out at least twice a day in all weathers and that it must live several hours a day with his masters. Inactivity and loneliness would make him very unhappy.
Some large dogs need a lot of exercises to let off steam.
learning not to destroy:
Like a human baby, the baby dog teething: he is in pain and chews everything he can find. it's up to you to give him something to chew on other than your furniture, your knickknacks or your last pair of shoes.
a) do not give old slippers to tear because your dog will not know the difference between one very old shoe and one you care about.
b) Give toys and chews that are sold in stores. Buy them according to your dog's size and strength. Choose them in such a way that they do not present any danger to the dog. The animal must not be able to injure itself or swallow anything, no edible.
learning to be alone:
The dog barks for three reasons: the alarm, the search for an answer and the isolation. if your dog barks in your absence, see if he does so to sound the alarm or because he doesn't like loneliness. It will take some getting used to.
a) Leave him for a short time by staying in the house, him in one room and you in another or behind the door. when the dog shakes, cries or scratches at the door, calmly intervene by scolding him with your voice.
b) Extend moments of loneliness. When he has been wise, praise him and reward him, it is very important.
Some tips to calm your dog down during your absences:
-leave the radio or TV on;
-record a tape with the sound of your voice speaking to the dog;
-in the evening, leave a night light;
-told your dog "we come back" or another formula but always using the same words;
-leave him an old garment that keeps your "smell" and on which he will lie down; this will make him
will be reassuring.
-before you leave him, don't forget to take him out;
-if you have to be away for too long, ask a trusted person to take care of it a little bit of your dog in order to make the waiting for him less heavy.
the learning of the first nights:The dog will quickly get used to its "new territory" but, in the meantime, a little patience is needed. necessary. He must always sleep in the same place. This place, preferably in the house, should
be comfortable, well sheltered and reassuring. At the limit, a robust animal like the dogs of large size can spend a few hours outside (fenced area) without any problem as long as it has a suitable shelter. The watchdog that stays out at night will never be very effective. unwanted visitors have lots of ways to neutralize it.
-To reassure the puppy, put one of your old clothes in his basket, soaked in your smell.
-the puppy used to spending the nights against his mother's belly will be calmed if you slip into his basket an alarm clock wrapped in a woolly fabric. The ticking of the alarm clock will remind him of the beats of the maternal heart and the wool will warm it up like its mother's body did.
it is advisable to feed a dog prepared food, dry or wet, which is studied. to provide enough of everything he needs.
-up to four months: three meals
-in adulthood: one or two (depending on the type of dog)
remember that it grows quickly and that every eight or ten days, the quantities need to be adjusted, these quantities may depend on the animal's physical activity. He must also be able to "teething." Preferably give him a buffalo skin bone.