Labrador: training and education at home
Labrador training is a pleasant and uncomplicated matter. Thanks to their high training abilities, Labradors can master such complex “specialties” as search, rescue and guide the blind.
Labrador Training Principles
The process of training a Labrador is built on the principle of "from simple to complex." It is possible to raise requirements and set new tasks only when the dog has clearly mastered the previous ones. Otherwise, the pet will experience severe stress, which is fraught with loss of contact with you or nervousness.
Labrador training is divided into general and special. General - these are simple obedience skills that make the dog comfortable in everyday life and make life easier for you and your four-legged friend. This is a must-have program for any dog.
A special training prepares the Labrador for a specific job: search and rescue, search, etc.
Labrador training at home
Training and raising a Labrador puppy at home begins with infancy. Labrador must perceive the owner as a leader. To do this, give the dog the maximum possible amount of time, be patient and persistent.
The Labrador’s general training course at home includes the commands “near”, “stand”, “fu”, “show your teeth”, “to me”, “place”, “sit”, “lie”, “aport” and overcoming obstacles .
There are rules, compliance with which will help you and your dog learn all the wisdom faster.
Labrador training rules at home
- If you start training a Labrador at home and there are doubts that the dog will fulfill your command, it is better not to give it at all.
- The command is given only 1 time.
- A previously issued command is canceled only by another indication.
- Prohibiting commands are unlearned along with allowing ones.
- Praise the Labrador as often as possible, alternate classes with games.
- Be sure to reward your pet if he correctly completed the command. As for the Labrador puppy, even the slightest attempt to please you deserves a reward.
- It is better to start training a Labrador in a familiar environment, and then train in different places.
- Ideally, it is worth giving the labrador training at least 10 minutes a day, and it is advisable to involve all household members in the process - and make sure that they comply with the rules. Labrador puppy is trained only in the game.
When you learn verbal commands, you can proceed to control the dog with just gestures - in the future this will make it possible to control the pet from a distance. Like verbal commands, gestures should be clear and standard.
It is unacceptable that the dog was afraid of the trainer. A frightened pet is not able to fully learn. The best policy in training a Labrador at home is a careful and calm attitude to a four-legged friend.